Curious Dog in the Night Time

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Theme: Christopher’s Logic & Struggles “All the other children at my school are stupid. Except I'm not meant to call them stupid, even though this is what they are.” [1] These are the thoughts of Christopher Boone, a boy who narrates us through The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Christopher takes us on a rare journey through the eyes of a 15 year old boy who suffers from Aspergers syndrome and struggles to understand the world and people around him. My visual product is a replication of a maths A-level exam that Christopher undertook in the book. I chose this because this test meant a lot to Christopher. He excels in mathematics and science and this test set him apart from the other disabled peers in his school. You will find however, that this is not an ordinary maths exam. This test is created to identify Christopher’s way of thinking. For example; there are some questions that test Christopher’s mathematics skills and identifies that he’s good at maths. Other questions test and identify his emotional understanding. For this question is asked to name the emotion for the above face. Christopher manages to identify the happy and sad face, but struggles to identify the emotions of the other faces. Christopher suffers from a mental condition and I believed this was a unique way of indentifying what kind of person Christopher is and how this disability brings pros and cons to his life. Christopher by chance is involved in an event which sparks significant curiosity. This curiosity leads to a series of events which drag Christopher through new experiences and gained knowledge about his family. Christopher suffers from a mental condition which makes it extremely hard for him to deal with his own emotions and actions. Christopher also lacks the ability to understand other people’s emotions and often leaves Christopher

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