Why continue the story of that ship, that story before which, with its fresh-water pump like a spring of death, its man with the weapon, the sea ruled by iron necessity, its spectral band swayed by terror and hope, its mute and unhearing
heaven?- the fable of the Flying Dutchman with its conven tion of crime and its sentimental retribution fades like a graceful wreath, like a wisp of white mist.
The cacophony then was deafening, but fell on the unhearing
ears of European authorities who closed their eyes and turned their backs on the flotsam of refugees seeking safe haven on their shores.
It is an opportunity for both hearing and unhearing
children, and their families to meet, get information, learn a bit of a sign language, and get examined by experts for free.
The old media, and the old politics, are dominated by the images of the unacknowledged citizen and the unhearing
"And now," the unhearing
Dinah went on, "the game's collapsed.
I am sure the prelude to the referendum will be a total shambles, similar to last year's vote in Scotland, where two unhearing
sides shout the odds, spouting 'facts' and figures at each other with no sensible responses.
If in Kogawa's novel, Aunt Emily's words seem to fall mostly on disapproving and/or unhearing
ears--she is reproved by both Uncle and Obasan for being too loud, too outspoken, "not very Japanese-like", by Naomi herself for stirring up painful memories, for not letting "the dead bury the dead," while her appeals and letters repeatedly go unanswered--the real-life Nisei were generally determined to harness their talents and cultural heritage in order to become better Canadians and enrich Canada with their presence.
Frustration creeps in the "ignored" know their place, We are the unhearing
members of the black and white race.
she seemed to have been changed into a breathless, an unhearing
, and unseeing figure, without knowledge of fear or hope, of anger or despair" (189).
Instead of actual descriptions of guns that would allow readers to construct a picture of a gun, Hemingway gives us only their sounds: "Macomber, as he fired, unhearing
his shot in the roaring of Wilson's gun" (Delbanco/Cheuse edn.
But Lupe sat unseeing and unhearing
in her white organdy dress, stiff and still as a mannequin, staring forward sightlessly.
It is sad but perhaps not surprising that the United States often comes across as a bully or at best an overbearing, rich, but unhearing