Children of a Lesser God Characters

Mark Medoff
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Orin Dennis

Orin is two years younger than Sarah and has been a student with her at the State School for the Deaf since he was a young child. Orin, however, has some residual hearing and practices both his lip-reading and his speech. He is described as "the guardian of all... deaf children because he [is] an apprentice teacher and speaks." He is also described as someone who "wants to lead a revolution against the hearing world and thinks [the deaf] can hardly wait to follow him."

Onn is angry that Sarah appears to have abandoned him and the deaf world in favor of James and the hearing world. But he enlists both of them to join him in a complaint against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleges discriminatory hiring practices against teachers who are deaf. He is single-minded in pursuit of his goal, convincing a lawyer, Ms...

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