Essay about Haha

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Discuss how Haddon’s perspective on personal challenges is conveyed in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. In your response, make a detailed reference to your prescribed text. The novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon conveys the author’s perspective on personal challenges. The important challenges that Haddon conveys is through a fifteen year old teenager named Christopher who is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. This syndrome limits Christopher with coping and having relationships. The challenges that Haddon makes a close reference to are, truth against lies, where Christopher hates liars but admires the truth. Another challenge is having a disability and being different to the society,…show more content…
The narrative voice of Christopher is not linked with fact or logic but is based on reasoning and reveals his great need of order in a disordered world. Haddon is trying to point out that people with a chronic disease need to be acknowledged and need people that are close and distant from them to act in a respectful matter and respect the mutations of people with a disability. Another important idea that Haddon refers to is having a disability segregates someone from the rest of the society and they are seen as eccentric. Christopher’s disability not only affects him, but it also affects his family and the people surrounding him. Christopher’s parents had no prior training as they have a disabled child as revealed to in the novel, this shows that the society has ignored those people with disability and has not taken special requirements in order to support them. The stresses with living with Christopher are shown he is lying on the floor in a shop, in pool of urine and surrounded by bits of broken mixer. This is shown through Judy’s narrative voice. Christopher is convey as putting stress on his parents and on their relationships as shown in the novel as his parents being separated. Although he is clearly intelligent to go to university, coping there will take a great deal of adjustment on his part and ongoing support from his parents and Siobhan who is a teacher at his school.

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