On Being A Cripple Analysis

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In "On Being a Cripple", Nancy Maris focuses on how her life changed after she became a "cripple", and how society sees people with a disabilities. She starts out by explaining why she calls herself a "cripple", because she believes that it gives the best definition that best describes her. It also gives her confidence, and empowers her to face the hand that she was dealt, with “swagger”(29). She shares some of the hardships that she endured after she found out that she had multiple sclerosis. She mentions that her family has been a big part of her life, the support that she gets helps her get thought the day “Fatigued and infuriated, I bellow, I’m so sick of being crippled! Anne …There now… do you feel better… Yes I do”(34). She also talks

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