Essay on True Life Challenges : ' The Curious Incident Of The Dog '

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True Life Challenges: AKA an Abnormal Person Well known TV Personality and Actor Warwick Davis once stated: “The world worries about disability more than disabled people do.” (Brainy Quote) Those who do have any type of social disability know that they have one, but they do not let it define them. Society seems to acknowledge the disability, more than the actual person. The quote relates to the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon because the main character has a disability- autism, but never does he state it. Mark Haddon’s novel is about a fifteen year old boy named Christopher who knows every country in the world, and only like’s prime numbers and, his mother is supposedly dead. One day Christopher finds Wellington, the neighbour’s dog, dead on the front lawn, stabbed by a pitch fork. As curious as he is, Christopher investigates who killed the dog. Throughout his journey, not only does Christopher find out who killed Wellington, but finds out more about his struggles in terms of the truth about other people in his life. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is a social commentary about understanding the struggles that an autistic person endures, on a daily basis, due to the lack of a ‘normal’ social presence. Society is prejudice towards autistic people, by overlooking the pros and focusing on the cons, leading others to label them as complete outcasts. This is shown through the use of first person narration, the theme of order…

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