This however, has not occurred; the indigenous communities which are taught alphabetic writing continue to produce in varying degrees multimodal writing on paper and, like the alphabetic writing in Portuguese (rather than in indigenous languages) that accompanies it, it contradicts all expectations, apart from the standard historical (now unvoiced) preconception that a propensity for drawing may be a sign of the inherent infantility
of the indigenous.
Our Ford's parodically Christlike regard is for infantility
, not infants.
It is, artistically, a most disturbing play, for the reason that it shows up, in a way that nothing but a first-rate work of art can do, the superlative fatuity, futility, infantility
, and falsity of even the respectable better-than-average English plays that we talk seriously about in this here city.
There has spilt into British public life a sullen, mean-minded infantility
from which civilising inhibitions have been withdrawn.
Sagan's account shares with Freud a priority given to the struggle to overcome human infantility
. There can be no question that the delayed maturation, and hence the exaggerated infantile phase, of human beings is a potent element in every facet of social and personal life.