The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a novel written in the perspective of a fifteen-year-old boy suffering from Asperger's syndrome, living with his father in ‘the arsehole of the world,' Swindon. As a sufferer of asperger's syndrome, not many people are able to understand his unique behavioural problems, let alone be able to cope with them. From strangers, who have no understanding of him at all, to Judy and Siobhan who have a professional and motherly understanding of him. However, their understanding of him is flawed as Siobhan is emotionally attached and Judy cannot find the patience in herself to cope with him. Given this, the one person who truly understands Christopher, can cope with him and love him unconditionally is his father, Ed Boone.

As Christopher has a less predictable mind than most people, his random spasms or strategies to deal with things have a tendency to scare on-lookers. Strangers who know nothing about Christopher do no have the ability to understand and deal with his disability, therefore they get quickly irritated or walk away. This is seen on his journey to London when he meets the ‘man with diamond patterns on his socks" who saves Christopher's life. Christopher does not react accordingly, instead he screams at the thought of being touched and becomes very defensive towards the man. This makes the man very frustrated and angry at the lack of appreciation Christopher fails to show because he is mentally unable to do so. Once again, Christopher fails to see the good intensions of a lady who just wanted to see if he was alright and asks "is there anything I can do to help you?" and instead of typically replying a ‘yes' or ‘no,' Christopher threatens the lady, "I've got a Swiss army knife and it has a saw blade and it could cut some ones fingers off." The lady does no know how to react to this and walks away from him, "Ok, buddy. I'm going to take that as a no." There are communication barriers between Christopher and...
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