Savant Syndrome In Rain Man

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Rain Man is a autistic film of a man who is suffering from Savant Syndrome. Savant Syndrome is a mental disability, which involves excess than what would be considered normal. It is caused when neurological disorder has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills. People who suffered from Autism are physically well-developed like Raymond, but are mentally retarded. Their ability to understand and communicate is different than one of normal person. They lives in the world with their own creation and therefore they are highly isolated. Children who has autism has a unique prodigy in certain field, such as ability to do math, power of memorizing, play instrument and art. The entire film Rain Man is based on two men who have different life and characteristics. On one side a normal selfish and arrogant car hustler Charlie, who is most concerned about making fast money than anything else. Charlie works hard as car dealer to sell his cars and make great profit by lying to his customer about the…show more content…
For example, being stubborn for only wearing those particular K-Mart boxers instead of underwear, not going to airplane except Qantas, watching dryer instead of watching expensive portable t.v that Charlie bought for him. Raymond must satisfy his basic need as fastidious routine such as eating pizza for dinner every Monday, must sleep on bed located near window and maple syrup must be on table before pan cake. During their trip to Las Vegas Raymond got engaged with a girl for date, but was soon rejected by her due to the lack of communicating and social skills. His repetitive behavior like whining for basic needs, repeated talks of "Abbott & Costello" and "Four minutes till Wapner” determine him as mentally

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