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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part C (2024)

Resilience and pursuit of self-discovery in Donna Williams’s autobiographical works

Author(s):

Dr. S Kanya Kumari

Abstract:

The portrayal of characters with disabilities in literature has evolved over time, reflecting changing societal attitudes, perceptions, and awareness about disability. While there have been instances of stereotyping and marginalization, contemporary literature often strives to present more nuanced and authentic representations of characters with disabilities. Contemporary literature actively challenges stereotypes associated with disability. Authors strive to present characters with disabilities as fully human, with strengths, flaws, and a range of emotions. This challenges the notion that disability inherently implies a diminished quality of life or personal worth.

There is a growing emphasis on "Own Voices" literature, where authors with disabilities write about their own experiences. This approach provides an authentic and nuanced perspective on disability, offering readers insights into the lived realities of individuals with various impairments.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. S Kanya Kumari. Resilience and pursuit of self-discovery in Donna Williams’s autobiographical works. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):149-151. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1c.180
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