Mark Haddon's prose fiction, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time brings forth the view of a different world and also expands our understanding of human experience. The novel is an autobiographical murder mystery narrated from the perspective of a teenager, Christopher Boone. This text allows the readers to see the life of a young man who is not comfortable with interacting with others in his society. Christopher's autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shapes our understanding of experience. Haddon is able to portray interesting ideas within the text through the narrator, thus inviting us into a different world and allowing us to see a new viewpoint.
We live in a modern era: one that allows us to learn about and accept personal disabilities and limitations that were previously hidden from the public or even institutionalized. In Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a fifteen-year old boy named Christopher shares his life with autism. The book leads the reader to believe the main themes revolve around a murder mystery, but as Christopher begins to investigate, he starts to uncover more than he bargained for. Although Christopher believes in acting logically, he struggles to do so in action.
Through her use of a changing narrative perspective, Margaret Laurence creates a contrast in character development. Laurence shows the reader the male protagonist of the story, Chris, through the eyes of a child first, then of an adolescent, and finally through an adult’s eyes. At the beginning of “Horses of the Night,” the narrator, Vanessa notices that Chris looks completely oblivious towards Vanessa’s Grandfather’s belligerence, as he is displaying “no sign of feeling anything.” This is the first sign Laurence provides about Chris escaping in order to cope with reality. Next, when Vanessa visits Shallow Creek she comes to a realization that most of the stories Chris has shared with her about the farm, only exists “in some other dimension.”
Literary analysis of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time I think creative people are very different from others. They seem to live on a different planet, in a whole other universe. In his 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, in which he won the Whitbread book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the year, and the Commonwealth Writer`s Prize For Best First Book, the acclaimed British novelist Mark Haddon give us insights into the world told through the perspective of a gifted but socially awkward fifteen year old boy.
Casual Racism, An Aspect Of Society: Rhetorical Strategies In Get Out Although blatant acts of racism have diminished since the 1900’s, acts of casual racism are now predominant in America. In the film, Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, Peele claims that acts of casual racism are aimed at ethnic minorities. Peele begins to build his credibility by addressing issues of casual racism in the text, targeting the White liberals as his audience, using constraints to encourage empathy for his character Chris, and by covering the controversial issue of America being a “post-racial” society as the exigence in Get Out. Peele, a comedy writer, actor, and ethnic minority, has been praised for his portrayal on his hit comedy show
pressure changes the meaning of Humanity. The body if christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci displays how people's fear pressures them to wrongfully blame others in order to escape the situation that the themselves have created, which in our case is the disappearance of Christopher Creed. This whole situation separates the citizen of Steepleton into two sides having a major impact on several but most on 17 year old Torey, Mrs. Creed and Allie who then realize that they were a part of Chris's
Artificial Intelligence is wrong. Whether you're smart or dumb defies who you are. Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man with a mental disability in the story of “Flowers For Algernon”. Charlie Gordon was better off before the artificial intelligence (A.I.) surgery, Before the surgery he has friends, he's happy, and motivated/determined.
Character is the thing that defines a person. What you will do, what you will say, how you interact with the world. Admittedly, all of us have character. But, the character of Christopher is a very interesting and a complex one. In times, it feels as if he is an alien compared to everyone else.
Flowers for Algernon is a story that proves that one who changes themself for someone else, will only make their life worse. In various journal entries, Daniel Keyes wrote in the point of view of the main character, Charlie Gordon, to show the thought process behind his actions to change himself. It goes through the process in which Charlie undergoes experimental brain surgery to become intelligent and raise his IQ by 300 percent. In Flowers For Algernon, Daniel Keyes presents the idea that one should always stay true to one’s self, no matter how difficult life can get because the critics in the world will never be satisfied for who someone truly is. No matter what his IQ was, Charlie’s coworkers never appreciated him for who he was.
This 2014 historical drama is directed by Morten Tyldum based on Graham Moore’s scenario in the studio of Weinstein Company (Moore, 2017). Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Alan Turing, is a relative of him emerging in the 14th century (IMDB, 2015). He acknowledges the difficulties he faced in order to be able to fully capture and deliver Turing’s personality, values, and perspective to the audience. Lack of video or audio recordings made the filmmakers to rely on only written documents and memories of Turing’s family (NPR, 2015). Actress Keira Knighley, playing Joan Clarke, also mentions the importance of the movie in delivering the achievements of a less known hero Turing.