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Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman. Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe.

Malorie is rescued and brought into their house by Tom, a fleeing passerby.

While recovering at their base, one of the survivors, Charlie who seems to have somewhat comprehensive knowledge of what could be happening, theorizes that an otherworldly entity has invaded Earth, taking the form of its victims' worst fears and driving them insane before causing them to commit suicide.

At the insistence of Tom they cover all windows in the house and blindfold themselves whenever they must venture outside. Later, Greg volunteers to tie himself to a chair while monitoring the surveillance cameras to find the issue of the entity but kills himself by rocking his chair violently and slamming his head into a hearthstone after seeing it.

As the supply of food decreases and with the arrival of a new survivor, Olympia, who is also pregnant , most of the group go to a supermarket close by to restock.

Malorie finds pet birds and decides to take them along with their supplies. The group attempts to help a coworker of Charlie who is locked outside the supermarket begging for help, and whom Charlie describes as "a little crazy.

The group is attacked by the infected coworker, who was not killed by the entity but is instead used to infect others. Charlie sacrifices himself to save the others, who are able to make it back safely to the house.

Sometime after, Felix a survivor and Lucy steal the car and drive away. Soon thereafter, Olympia lets Gary, a stranger and apparent lone survivor of another group, into the house, against Douglas' objections. Douglas gets extremely upset and starts threatening the others with a shotgun and is knocked unconscious by Cheryl an elderly survivor. Douglas is subsequently imprisoned in the garage. Later, Olympia and Malorie go into labor, and Cheryl helps with the births. Gary starts to take out various drawings of the entity and seems to undergo a trance, indicating that he could have already been partially overtaken by the entity when he arrived.

He opens the garage door to kill Douglas. He peeks outside and is completely taken over; he then knocks out Tom and proceeds to remove all the coverings from all the windows. Gary forces Cheryl to look, and Cheryl grabs a pair of scissors and stabs herself in the neck. While Malorie tries to protect the newborn babies Malorie's boy and Olympia's girl , Tom recovers consciousness in time to overpower and kill Gary. Five years later, Tom and Malorie are living together with the children, whose only names are "Boy" and "Girl.

The four decide to go to the community, but are ambushed by a group of infected survivors along the way. Without hesitation, Tom runs out to distract the group while Malorie and the children attempt to make an escape.

The stare and the gaze—fa- tary relinquishment of sight even further by directing her sister miliar concepts within the Gothic through which a subject, usual- to do what she fears: to look While Malorie clearly feels dis- is hidden behind admiration, protection, or assessment.

A blackout, Malorie thinks. The world, Bolt If the male gaze is men doing something to women, even international level Look- common and, as many Disability Studies scholars3 acknowledge, ing at those who cannot look back is, therefore, a demonstration of can offer fruitful conclusions and applications, but they often ig- power, regardless of the motivation.

And I live in Detroit! There's the economy, and sacrifice sight to save themselves from the creatures implies that the fact you can't even open your door any more without going there is also something selfish about visual impairment: they do it nuts" Braun. The novel may certainly be read this way, and even to themselves, and they have the power to stop it. The house com- one of its characters brings this to attention. Gary, the newest munity stands in stark contrast to this attitude in its pursuit of ad- member of the house community, maintains skepticism of the sit- aptation, cooperation, and survival.

They were told they would go by a societal ableist view that life in a body that does not fully mad. So they go mad…. In other words make Outside metaphor, this is the most common literary engage- note of this!

Yet, as Amy Vidali and Tan- Kleege Bolt discusses the relationship between suicide and ya Titchkosky outline in their works on disability and metaphor, disability as a result of such attitudes The children themselves, though young, show no sign aptation.

At the same moment that blindness, as the catalyst for suicide flips this conventional associ- Gary pronounces his literary interpretation of their situation, the ation between disability and feelings of worthlessness: protective creatures arrive to challenge it, re-legitimizing the necessity for blindness prevents suicide.

The children, of course, seem perfectly visual impairment. Malorie, her eyes closed, witnesses the mad- happy as they are. Near the end of the novel, years after she has begun hangs herself with her umbilical cord.

Her sight of the creatures wearing a blindfold everywhere except her darkened house, she is real, and the destruction that results is real, at least as viewed leaves the safety of the house to row down the river towards a from within the world of the text when the suggestion of meta- safer community.

At a fork in the river, she will hear a motion-ac- phor is presented. We can and should look at the disability in this tivated recording and must open her eyes to choose the way. As novel—and in all literary representations—beyond its potential for she struggles to reorient herself to where she is, who she is, and metaphor. Not from the sunlight, but from the colors…. But now, the beauty hurts her…. She must close thing inflicted on the individual, a condition that a person suffers her eyes again.

She must cut herself off from all this wonder, this from. This narrative is closely related to a medical narrative world. She closes her eyes. She returns to the darkness she knows claiming treatment and cure. Only when Blindness, represents not only ideas that sidestep the experience she returns to the protection of blindness can she reevaluate her of being blind but do so in such a way that makes blindness over- position and respond accordingly, choosing the right river path.

She describes the differ- sionless. When they children and even herself. While the house community worked accurately identify noises that she did not even realize she was proactively to expand their senses to reduce feelings of disability, making, she begins to feel alienated from them.

Her sentiments portray the reemergence of ocular- that challenge ocularcentrism by embracing new ways to navigate centrism, even though she must continue to wear the blindfold, a the world, Malorie reverts to her old judgment of the man with reemergence that I suggest is caused by the loss of the community the white cane; she retains the ableist view of disability as pitiful, she had begun to associate with her ability to survive in a sightless distasteful, and oppressive.

And, in this judgment, she calls up the world, a community that was learning alongside her, not surpass- traditional gothic figures of monstrous mothers and monstrous ing her to become Other. Though she has heightened her abilities, children: her children for the superhuman ability to hear and she there is no doubt that self-hatred has merged with these changes, as their creator, for training them to have it.

For the house community, wearing a blindfold quick- In fact, Malorie often seems to hate and distrust the chil- ly becomes a compulsion, to the point that they feel naked and dren, even fear them.

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As she silently prepares for the journey, she exposed without one. They do not stir. They show no signs mind—is a significant risk, one that kills many within the house of being awake. Yet, they could be listening to her. To reestablish au- is that can destroy them.

Who has the pres- they know, negating this authority. Because they do not rely on ence of mind?

Would Malorie? Would Malorie have been able to sight, she has imagined their trained ears to have supernatural, close her eyes as her housemates went mad? Several times, she refers to them as becom- and the presence of mind required to make that decision—coun- ing machines and monsters, showing little affection for them but tering years of ableist thinking—when one of the housemates ear- going to great lengths to protect them all the same. To remove the choice not to see the creatures For Malorie, watching them develop was sometimes horrif- would be the ultimate protection: permanent blindfolding.

The ic. Like she was left to care for two mutant children. Small way that she describes this idea, however, shows her rational fear monsters. Creatures in their own right capable of learning of physical impairment but also betrays her continued dedication how to hear a smile. In perhaps her fully prepared to endure. She may not physically individuals with visual impairments. In doing so, in a was blinded only because it was the safest option and that this is reaction against blindfolded children whose ability makes her feel no longer true.

The act places emphasis on perception rather than degenerated forms of what they once were. His full head of brown hair hangs long and she. He mir- near his left eye.

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Consider and awkward, bent from some broken tree limb. Would you rob them of the chance to view a brisk, Thus, the label of blindness affects the way that Malorie sees not beautiful day like this? But, with another person to resituate just his eyes but also his entire body, including the way that he her, Malorie regains the footing she had achieved with the house moves. Derogatory descriptions, such as eyes that loll, disheveled community, maintaining her position of protected blindness.

Malorie, despite all that she has seen and done her- This perspective disappears, however, when she finally self, despite her previous attempt to blind her children, projects reaches the settlement that promises them protection.

Having associated him with safety for so many years of that, whereas the first man merely closed his eyes, Malorie is hor- planning to leave the house, Malorie now revises that association rified to find that Rick has permanently blinded himself, the scars in an instant, replacing it with suspicion, danger, and fear.

Rick When a group of blind women enter the room, the effect and these others introduce for the first time individuals with actu- is one of horror in the Radcliffean sense, the monstrosity of what al, physical visual impairments, and Malorie treats them as more Malorie sees before her preventing her from thinking clearly. She terrifying than the creatures that threaten them all. The women move quietly, ghostly, past Malorie, and promoted by the ableist norm.

Despite the new dangers of than choosing this, they must have had it thrust upon them.

Bird Box: A Novel

Ben-Moshe, Liat. This appears Accessed 3 Mar. In this new world of protective blind- Bolt, David. U of Michigan her children as superhuman or this community as subhuman , Press, Braun, Liz.

Accessed October 16, alent blindness, the instructions for reaching the community The most daunting step in the Violence in Postmodern Media, edited by Christopher process is not navigating the river but choosing the right path.

Sharrett, Wayne State UP, Malorie must open her eyes to see which branch of the river to fol- Cude, Karli. Without this crucial step, guidance towards safety ends there. Accessed October 16, Davis, Lennard J.

Donaldson, Ohio State UP, , pp. Malerman poses complex reconfigu- ix-xii. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring current threat, depicting along the way the struggles to rewrite Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature.

The text, thus, maintains an ocularnormative view Malorie finds Humanities. Sharon L.

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