-By Gabriela Acosta

The first one allows for a broader perspective to open interpretations

considering the fact that often times, people with disabilities are

talked down upon almost as if they were a child. People feel the need

and tendency to speak slower to someone that seems to be impaired or

shows physicals signs of being “less capable” than those who are

“normal”. “Normal” to society can be defined as a sense of independence

meaning that people are capable of doing everyday activities without

extra help. It may seem like a condescending thought, but when watching

people interact with the elderly (which are viewed as disabled, due to

their lack of mobility for some occasions), caretakers tend to speak

slower to them and coo them as if they were children (and some act as

children because their mental state begins to decline). Anyone with a

mental disability, no matter how big or small, is treated with extra

care as if they were a fragile flower or made of glass. Although, they

are different in their own way (such as two people are not alike), it

is bold to assume that they do not understand “normal” speech and thus

need things to be slowed down. The creature was treated as though he

had a mental disability and he was being cooed by Elizabeth who was

acting as a care taker for a while. Victor, on the other, can be seen

showing extreme discomfort around Adam and he was ready AND willing to

put him down because he did not find a cure. Those in society that tend

to show major discomfort will often find it better to pretend as

though people with disabilities do not exist because it makes their

world a whole lot easier. Victor is the part of society that is

unwilling to coexist with disabled people and Elizabeth is the other

part of society that sees the disabled more as children, rather than as

an equal human being they can communicate properly to.