An Analysis Of Jodi Picoult's House Rules

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House Rules delivers everything Picoult fans have come to expect: controversy, multiple perspectives, and a legal conflict. Jodi Picoult (2010) writes the book House Rules as a representative of the past, present, and future. The main ideas of the book are to provide information about the past of the family and how it has affected their present lives. House Rules tells the story of a family torn apart by a young man who cannot help but behave the way he does. Jacob is a 19-year-old teenager who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s is characterized as one, impaired social communication and/or interaction. Two, restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. These are all the characteristics one encounters when reading this book. Starting with …show more content…
As human beings we fail to remind ourselves that everyone is different and that we should not stare at people, we have to see who they are. I will never forget what Jodi Picoult said in one of her interviews. She writes to children who are different, scared, and may be unpopular that they will find someone who values them, a place to fit in and reminds them that they do not suffer alone. This statement is so powerful because it applies to everyone if Jacob were real; I wonder what these words will motivate him to do. Jodi uses real life situations and writes about them in her unrealistic stories. Long before Autism is considered a neurological disorder; it was first described as a subset of schizophrenic patients for patients who are self-absorbed in other words, it was known as childhood schizophrenia. “In 1944, A German scientist named Hans Asperger describes a "milder" form of autism now known as Asperger 's Syndrome.” (History of autism, page 4). Research of autism has indeed come a long way but still has more to do. There is a myth that states that individuals with autism are violent. However, acts of autistic individuals arise from sensory overload or emotional distress; it is normal for them to act pose any danger to society (Autism myths, page 2). We are all social beings; we all want someone by our side. Rumors have stated that individuals with autism are unable or unwilling to form meaningful social relationships. However, the truth could not be farther than that. These rumors consume the truth slowly, but truth prevails. Although individuals with autism have difficulty with social interaction, despite this difficulty, one with autism can still have close social relationships, fall in love and have children (Autism myths, page 2). We see that Jacob wants a friend, he wants to socialize and be part of something beautiful, but the world is the one who does not want to befriend someone

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