“Love is Never Silent” Questions
1. Several methods of getting one’s attention was used in the movie, these included tapping someone on the arm or shoulder, waving at someone, flashing lights to call someone to a room, asking someone else closer to the person the get their attention for you and waving your hand directly in someone’s face. Most of these are acceptable according to the workbook. Waving directly in someone’s face to get their attention can be considered rude but in the movie that was used while Margaret and her mother were fighting and feel it was socially acceptable in that situation.
2. Mr. Petrakis is a friend of the Ryder family, a caretaker for Margaret’s parents and someone for Margaret to confide in. He suggests to Margaret that she might be giving up her life and happiness to be there for her parents.
3. Margaret didn’t tell her friends about her parents because she didn’t want all the questions and wanted to the thought of as normal and part of the group. Her parents were ashamed of being deaf and so was she.
4. Margaret and her parents hid their signing while in public because they didn’t want to be humiliated and laughed at or seen as different then everyone else. They were ashamed and embarrassed of what others considered as a disability.
5. Janice’s boss and doctor would have most likely gotten into legal trouble if they had treated Janice like that in present times. Today there are laws against discrimination in the work place and there are huge ethical issues with the doctor examining her in front of the work floor and all Janice’s coworkers.
6. People displayed ignorance in many ways. They yelled while talking because they thought if they were louder they would be heard, they made rude comments, saw the deaf as handicapped and felt sorry for them and thought the deaf were unable to read and write.
7. The radio, for Margaret, signifies what her parents can’t do. She feels like she is taking something...