The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a novel written by Mark Hadden talks about a boy named Christopher, who goes on a journey to discover numerous of incidents that occurred during his lifetime. Simon Stephens directed this play because it had a variety of central and governing issues in the characters for the audience to understand. One of the characters that have most of these issues is the fifteen- year- old protagonist Christopher. He has a special need called Asperger 's syndrome, which is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. His special needs played a symbolic issue when his irrational behavior was not that knowledgeable in intense situations. The definition of irrational behavior is when a person does not listen to reason, logic or common sense behaviors. After all of these incidents that involved his special needs, he turned from being a frazzled boy to a confident student that could do anything.
Reasonable behavior is when a person thinks it’s fair to act in a situation that occurred. Christopher showed his reasonable behavior from time to time from the play as lacking. In the beginning of the play, the dog wellington was murdered and Christopher was at the scene of the crime. At the scene, police were asking questions to people around the scene of the crime and wanted to ask Christopher a few questions. Shockingly, Christopher slapped the police when the officer touched him. He was sent to the police station and was let off with a warning. After he was released from the police station with a warni...
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... home address, which made it simple for the Station Policeman to contact Christopher’s father. Another scene that shows his common sense was when he was taking the A-level Math exam. After traveling back and forth from swindon to London, Christopher showed up to his exam exhausted. He says, “I can see the questions but I can’t read the questions because when I look at the words they all seem confused and mixed up and the wrong way for me” (Stephens 80). The proctor of the exam Reverend Peter said that he cannot help because it is against the rules. This is a scene where the audience sees he lacks in common sense considering that when you take an exam, you are not allowed to ask questions because that is considered cheating. After all of these incidents that involved his special needs, he turned from being a frazzled boy to a confident student that could do anything.
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