Both poems convey discrimination and the selfishness of people in different ways. In ‘Disabled’ The man feels as if he is discriminated against and treated differently to other people.This is shown when he says ‘all of them touch him like some queer disease’.The word ‘them’ isolates the people as different to him and the simile ‘like some queer disease’ shows how they are scared of him as they would be of a disease.The lack of care for a war veteran is reinforced as ‘some cheered him home but not as crowds cheer goal’.The word ‘some’ states there aren’t very many, and that he feels ignored.Another point to highlight how ungrateful the people are is ‘only a solemn man who brought him fruits thanked him’.The adjective ‘solemn’ demonstrates the emotion of the disabled man.


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