The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Essay

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In today’s world autism is a disorder that widely affects today’s children, youth, and adults, and with this disorder comes many obstacles these people have to face in life. In the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon the main character Christopher has Asperger’s syndrome which is a form of autism. Throughout the story he comes across many situations where he has to deal with his disorder. Whether he’s trying to communicate with strangers or trying to express his emotions. While Christopher is venturing off into the world he finds ways to overcome his hardships, which is helping him get used to his social disabilities. One of Christopher’s many disabilities that he displays during the book is his lack of expressing emotions which…show more content…
I didn’t like him touching me like this. And this is when I hit him” (Haddon 8). After this incident Christopher was taken to jail, which could’ve been avoided if he just expressed to the officer that he did not like the way he was being handled. Another incident was when the police officer was asking him way too many questions: “He was asking way too many questions and he was asking them too quickly.The policeman said, “‘I am going to ask you once again …’ I rolled back onto the lawn and pressed my forehead to the ground again and made the noise that father calls groaning” (7). Anytime he’s being overwhelmed he stops whatever he’s doing to groan which is odd. This disability interferes with the social aspect of his life. If you can’t express to people how you’re feeling how do you expect people to know the reasons why you do the things you do. They especially wouldn’t know how to react in a situation when you start acting up. But, since the beginning of the book Christopher found ways to deal with his difficulties. One way he’s learnt to cope with it is he now cools down instead of reacting quickly: “ ... because there were

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