Seeing the World

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Seeing the World in a Surprising and Revealing Way

Sometimes when one wakes up in the morning, they can sense whether it is going to be a good day or a bad day just by the way that they are feeling. It could be anything as simple as a good song to cheer them up in the morning to make it a good day. Or it could be something as easy as stubbing a toe to determine it was going to be a bad day. Looking at the different colors of cars to determine the mood of the day isn’t a strategy that most people would think of using. In Mark Haddon’s novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, the main character Christopher Boone shows the thoughts and ideas of a person with asperger’s. The real purpose of the book isn’t to learn about asperger’s, but to show that Christopher Boone’s mind has a different and interesting way of looking at life that most people wouldn’t think of on their own.

Because Christopher has asperger’s, many would assume that his capability of being very intelligent were low. The interesting thing is that Christopher is able to see the world in a different way; in a way that some people wouldn’t be able to appreciate like he would. He is able to recognize that he suffers from some behavioral difficulties, but that does not limit his intelligence. He is a math wiz that turns to logic whenever trying to figure out a solution to something. He does not think the way that most people think. For example, he was talking about how most people are lazy because they never look at everything. He describes how he sees life very well when he compares how others see life. He says how most people do something called “glancing.” Everything in their mind if very simple and they only see the obvious things but eventually they start thinking about something else and forget what they were originally thinking about. “They do what is called glancing, which is the same word for bumping off something and carrying on in almost the same direction” (Haddon 140). This...