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Stuttering In Movie The King's Speech

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In life people must pass through a lot of circumstances to accomplish wants and desires; challenges will always be in the way, but they are not a reason to stop and quit dreaming. There are many obstacles when trying to solve a difficulty such as, languages or speech disorders can make any circumstance even more difficult, something as little as stuttering can make people feel afraid of who they are, and in addition, make them feel defeated in some cases. That is why people with this kind of difficulty must keep fighting to show others that despite any adversity, they are able to endure it and make big things. However, stuttering on daily life could be affected by how the person and others react to the disorder.
In the movie, The King’s Speech, stuttering is one of the problems that the main character faces to do his purpose, being the king of England, but that is not an impediment to make him stop from reaching his purpose. According to the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association, begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts throughout life. It is said that stuttering could be developed by early traumatic experiences or genetically; however, the precise cause is unknown. In a New York Times article Ratner states that,
“While communication disorders and speech delays may be predicted from a baby’s babble or developmental trajectory, we really have not been able to find indicators of stuttering before the first day it emerges. Everything looks fine and suddenly it doesn’t look fine. That’s why some psychologists in the last century proposed, wrongly, that stuttering was caused by early childhood trauma, or poor parenting.”
Stuttering affects the fluency of speech, this disorder is normally detected when every time people speak, some words are repeated and others are preceded by "um" or "uh. Also, people who stutter often experience physical tension and struggle in their speech muscles, as well as embarrassment, anxiety, and fear about public speaking. Together, these symptoms can make it very difficult for people who stutter to say what they want to say, and to communicate efficiently with others.

There is not a specific treatment for stuttering, but with some medical research, specialist could have created some methods to help improving this disorder. In the film, the king tries a lot of uncommon methods to help improve his speech disorder, methods such as stuffing his mouth with marbles, shouting swear words, speaking aloud while listening to music, rolling on the carpet, and more. “There is no cure for stuttering,” Sisskin points out, “but there are ways to manage your speech.’’ The King’s Speech —The Stutter Truth. Speech...

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