“The Silent Savior” by Casey S. is about Maxine, who gets bullied but is saved by Erin, who is deaf. Maxine recently moved to a new school with a head cold. She gets picked on by a group of boys and she is helpless to fight back. Erin arrives on the scene and defends Maxine, fighting the boys singlehandedly and successfully. The two girls later become friends, despite the communication barrier in between them.
This piece showed me that the disabled are not weaker than us. They, if not equal to the average humans, are stronger. Instead of succumbing to their weakness and giving up trying to live a normal life, they persevere and flourish despite the challenges. In society, the disabled are looked at as weak and different. That they are not humans like “correct” people. The piece, although fiction, made me realize that the so-called “weak” are stronger than us all.