the writer focuses on the sense of alienation faced by those who suffer from a handicap.explain.
For those who have a handicap, their physical impairment is equated to a sort of lack in them which makes them suffer from low self-esteem. They become alienated and isolated because they remove themselves from the rest of society, withdrawing into their own space and not communicating with others because they are made to believe that they are lesser than normal human beings. However, this notion of normalcy is highly arbitrary and one should not be made to feel inferior because of their handicap such as Derry. It is what they have, the talents they possess and the qualities they display that should make them feel wholesome.