Quote by Harper Lee: “I never deliberately learned to read, but someh...”
Actress Bella Thorne said that she never learned how to read or count so she taught herself
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. In the long hours of church--was it then I learned? I could not remember not being able to read hymns. Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving two bows from a snarl of shoelaces.
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Bella Thorne Taught Herself How To Read With Scripts & It’s So Inspiring
A common plot for a Very Special Episode : A character, typically a friend or acquaintance of The Hero , is revealed to be illiterate by some odd quirk of behavior. This is typically a shameful secret to them; the episode typically ends with their beginning to study, and the issue is never mentioned again. This plot lends itself to mysteries because of the suspicious behavior used to cover-up illiteracy and the opportunity for a character to be cleared of crime because the crime depended upon being literate. This trope has started to invite parody, and is probably on its way to becoming a Discredited Trope in relatively wealthy societies due to the vast majority of the people within possessing functional literacy. If it's still played straight, the character will probably be dyslexic , with the Aesop being that this has nothing to do with being uneducated and should not be a source of shame. Characters are also occasionally revealed to be unable to read English or whatever is the dominant language where they are living due to being recent immigrants. Stories set in or around the Industrial Revolution or similar time periods where universal education is a recent invention may have the character in question quit school at a young age in order to support his family, or due to some other bit of the harshness of life.