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The Curious Dog

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If a parents child has Autism or Aspergers, they may encounter difficulties raising them.

The kids who have autism are just like regular people and often they could teach us different

things. Many authors have written novels about mental disabilities to show the reader the

struggles and positivity of living with a child who has a mental disorder. In the novel, “The

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, by Mark Haddon, Christopher's father, Mr.

Boone has a handful with raising Christopher. It’s hard, Mr. Boone does not give up on

Christopher and is rewarded with a determined, amazing, hardworking son. Christopher is faced

with many difficulties throughout his life but still he remained hardworking and determined.

In the novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time”, Christopher stays

strong during the difficult situations that happen in his life. Because of Christopher's aspergers,

he is faced with many challenges. The main being him communicating with others. “I find

people confusing. This is for two reasons. The first main reason is that people do a lot of talking

without using any words”(Page 14). Christopher tries to communicate with others the best he can

and often will have to ask what people mean because he doesn’t understand. Another example of

difficulties would be when the other person in the conversation becomes frustrated easily. After

Christopher was having a conversation with the policeman, the policeman started to get irritated

because Christopher wouldn’t answer his questions. The officer then proceeded to take

Christopher by the arm and move him, but Christopher does not like people touching him, and he

did not know any better, so he hit the officer, and he said, “I strongly advise you to get into the

back of the police car, because of you try any of that monkey business again, you little shit, I will

seriously lose my rag. Is that understood?” (Page 9 ). Even though people get frustrated with

Christopher because

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