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In The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo and The Trumpet of the Swan by E B White the main animal protagonists have disabilities which make their parents discouraged and disappointed The swan does not have the ability to speak Because of this disability he is looked down upon by other swans His father thinks that he is dumb and will not succeed later in life However in a human world he does not need a voice to become a celebrity and make money The swan is different from other birds when he performs human tricks like playing the trumpet and the mouse in The Tale of Despereaux rescues a human princess and reads fairytales The characters such as Sam and Louis in The Trumpet of the Swan as well as the characters Roscuro Despereaux Meggery and Princess in The Tale of Despereaux throughout the book use their differences to become stronger through their own ingenuity and imagination Differences in both books are defined by inequalities that characters have that separate him or her from its community Sometimes they are socioeconomic Other times they are abilities and gender and physical appearance The characters throughout the books despite how others treat them become stronger use their differences to their advantage and find a way to become accepted by their community and othersSam in The Trumpet of the Swan used his abilities to help society around him and to help animals Sam is different from his friends but he does not have disability He is a very strong character that sets example for the disabled friend-swan and for his community He rescued the swans from the predator Another time when the skunk stuck his head in a can Sam could remove the can from his head He used his inventiveness by constructing a fishing pole He made a loop at the end of the pole and hooked up the can with it He applies his skills
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