PLEASE DON'T CALL ME NORMAL
Faith Jegede Cole shares how she has been able to see her autistic brothers in an extraordinary way. She speaks about Remi, one of her brothers, and explains to us how he is speechless. Even though he is speechless, he communicates joy better than other "normal" human. She explains how he expresses love so unconditionally and how he doesn't look at peoples differences. Then, she talks about Samuel, her other autistic brother, Samuel has the most impeccable memory. He remembers the moments he holds dear, but he doesn't remember for say if he stole his sister's chocolate bar. She goes on and explains how most people don't understand them. They are bypassed and misunderstood by many people just because they don"t fit in society's definition of normal. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Lennie is very similar to Faith's autistic brothers. Lennie has an unconditional love for George and he always remembers the same story George about the farm and tending the rabbits. Lennie and the autistic kids are very innocent and they are the most admirable humans because they act to their best knowledge. They are not understood by many, but George was bale to understand Lennie and he cared for him and always had his back. Everyone else looked at Lennie with confusion, but George knew the value Lennie had and how remarkable he was. To others these humans are not normal but they are right, because they are beyond normal they are extraordinary.