Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Sea Inside: Post 2

The Sea Inside and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly have both similarities and differences. One major difference is Ramon’s ability so speak. This allows much faster and easier communication than blinking out every letter. With faster communication, Ramon can easily give his family and friends quick information without any misunderstandings. If he had to blink out each word like Bauby had to, information could be easily misunderstood. The main similarity between the two was that both were quadriplegics who had fully functional minds. Although Bauby actually had a syndrome, he and Ramon were “trapped” inside their bodies. Neither of them could move their arms or legs. To me, the most depressing part of all this was that they both could communicate. Although this may seem like a good thing, I think that to be able to think like a normal person but be unable to communicate would be the worst thing. These are the main similarities and differences in the two stories.

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