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used in Flowers for Algernon -- Short Story

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unable to read or write (not literate)


uninformed in a particular field or general subject area
  • I have often reread my progress reports and seen the illiteracy, the childish naïveté, the mind of low intelligence peering from a dark room, through the keyhole, at the dazzling light outside.
    p. 15.8
illiteracy = inability to write well

(editor's note:  In this case, he could put some words in writing, but he was not able to write well.)
There are no more uses of "illiterate" in Flowers for Algernon -- Short Story.

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