Blog 18: How does the author use narration to represent the distinctive point of view of a character with Asberger Syndrome (Haddon) or schizophrenia (Wray)?

Haddon uses narration by describing Christopher and the things he thinks, says and knows although he never specifies that Christopher has Aspergers, he makes sure he shows signs of the syndrome Mark Haddon’s study of the condition is superbly realised, but this is not simply a novel about disabilityuses his narrator’s innocence as a means of commenting on the emotional and moral confusion in the lives of the adults around him. Christopher sees everything, remembers everything, but cannot prioritise – cannot sift out what most of us regard as important.

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