Asperger Syndrome: Christopher John Christopher Boone

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Christopher John Francis Boone is a teenager, who is thought to have Asperger Syndrome. Though it is not explicitly stated, he displays all symptoms. Asperger Syndrome is a high functioning branch of Autism and is becoming a more common topic in our everyday lives. I feel that I find a large amount of imagery in this novel is because I have personal experience with Asperger Syndrome, this has given me a whole new understanding of how it must feel to have this syndrome. I also had a chance to observe how it feels to be the friend or family to someone who has it. While there are several instances of diction, word choice, dialogue, metaphors, point of view and imagery; imagery helps to guide the novel. I find it easiest to picture what is occurring rather than just knowing what is occurring. What we assume as Asperger Syndrome in this novel appears to be more of a blessing than a curse to Christopher, while it is more of a curse than a blessing to all who know him. Christopher is honest, thorough, intelligent and follows an order in…show more content…
While this could come off as selfish, I have gathered that this is just part of being a person with Asperger’s. Without time tables and expectations that Christopher has set for himself, he would not be recognized as a character who experiences stability in his life. During the week, Christopher follows a minute by minute schedule that begins at 7:20 a.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. It outlines his morning routine, what he does on the way to school, what happens when he gets home, when he holds his pet rat, Toby, and the steps he must take in order to get in his bed at the end of his day. During the weekends he has a time table to write in his activities, as opposed to his week day schedule. (p 155-156) Christopher’s days are meticulously planned, even his weekends that are not as thought out, but thought out

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