city on the hill


Sue does not want Gallaudet everywhere, yet sees it in Edenic terms. Similarly, the hardworking, working-class realist lives wholly in the real world. He works every day fixing copying machines, dealing with the hearing world, and hoping for a better tomorrow for deaf people. But Gallaudet is so firmly entrenched as a vision in his and others' minds that he uses the college as a Rhetorical trope. Gallaudet is what all will be like someday, he seems to say. We will all live in Gallaudet - a place where life is good and fair and anyone you look to will be able to communicate with you. You will not get lost in this future place. You will not feel shamed by disability. There will be no difference, at least not one based on hearing or not hearing.

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