Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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Composer’s use their text to portray concerns which they see valid to their own contextual society. They do this in order to illuminate specific events hardships or warnings which they believe are essentially important to the human’s existence. Mark Haddon’s composition of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is lightly critical in portraying the concerns for society that Haddon holds and through his various and literary and dramatic techniques. Mark Haddon’s novel has accurately achieved his goal of installing knowledge in his audience. Haddon believes that the people of his society do not have a sufficient understanding of the troubles faced by those with a disability and here ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is used to inform the audience of these hardships. Haddon portrays the concept that simply treating someone with a disability differently will not help them but that an understanding of their life is the answer. Haddon has achieved this through the use of personalization and descriptive language “Christopher is getting a crap enough deal already” this highlights Haddon’s concern that people do not understand what people with disabilities must endure and hence are only making their lives worse. Haddon further portrays this knowledge through the use of irony showing how when kids get forced to ‘special schools’ for help it really only makes it worse, “…sometimes the children down the street…shout ‘special needs, special needs!”. This is used by Haddon to show to his audience that treating disabled people as ‘special’ and ‘different’ is wrong and that we must learn to understand that they are more similar than different. Haddon’s use of the novel has achieved his goal in expressing his concern to his audience. The great use of imagery and graphs provided the audience with the information of the importance and knowledge of just how Christopher’s life style really is with Asperger’s syndrome Mark Haddon expresses the...
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