Response to 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life:
There is SO MUCH more to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly than what was written above.. It’s a book that aims to get the reader to see how society views disability. No longer can the man verbally speak so people stop visiting him or bothering trying to communicate, till one day a nurse finds a way for him to communicate. It shows that when adaptations and modifications are made, then anyone with a “disability” is not disabled; but rather they are just like anyone else - they just need something extra to remove that restraint. If everyone knew sign language, would being deaf be a disability? No. Social construction at it’s worst.