The Curious Incident Of The Dog Essay

1581 Words Nov 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Albert Einstein, a respected Nobel Prize winner and scientist who had a great impact on the science community through his research that created answers to the mysteries of the physical world such as the general theory of relativity. He was an intelligent individual, obtaining many honors and titles in the science community. Einstein truly represents something that many of us long for, success. As a society, we often praise him and others who seemed to have been gifted with the desirable gift of intelligence. We refer to them as being “geniuses” as they seem to have a natural ability to solve any academic problem in their area of expertise. However, individuals that lay on the other side of the spectrum those so called “mentally disabled” are belittled by society. A “mentally disabled” individual is one who possesses a neurodevelopmental disorder such as Asperger’s Syndrome, which can limit a person 's ability to learn, communicate, and carry on with other activities throughout their daily lives. In the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, the protagonist is an abnormal boy name Christopher, who displays characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome, a disorder that affects the ability to socialize and communicate. Haddon regards to the complexities of society by stating that a “genius” and a “mentally disabled” often share similar characteristics, but the attitude expressed towards them by society are on opposite sides of the spectrum creating…

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