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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, having family relationships is difficult and Christopher having to cope and deal with society with his syndrome. Haddon uses a variety of language forms and features to convey his important ideas. A challenge that Haddon makes clear in the novel is hat truth is always better than lies, this is shown through the character of Christopher. Christopher is shown obsessed with the truth. In his world something is either true or not true. This is shown when Christopher finds out that his father had killed Wellington and has lied about his mother being alive and not dead. Christopher says “...he could murder me, because I couldn’t trust him, even though he said ‘trust me’, because he had told a lie about a big thing “this shows us that Christopher cannot cope with people lying even if it’s his father. Another way that Haddon conveys the truth is better than lies is through Christopher’s need for order, in order to feel secure he needs order and certainty, facts and logic, thus this provides him with security. Christopher thinks that anything that cannot be proven is a lie. Christopher creates a sense of comfort and security for himself in a number of ways. One of those ways is the observation of cars he sees on the way to school, he...
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