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"-since literacy is regarded as so unquestionably normative and normal, the deviancy of illiterates tends to be thought of as lack of a simple mechanical skill," - Ong, pg 316.

I would have to agree that those who are literate will have an upper hand in society. It does seem abnormal in this day and age when someone is no literate. It is hard to believe that anyone could survive in today's world without being able to read and write. There is only so much that one could do and then they would be outed as illiterate. Literacy is no doubt a simple and mechanical skill that people are expected to aquire at a young age.

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