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    Last minute revision in t4 w6.2010 thoughts about a curious incident of the dog Last minute revision in t4 w6.2010 thoughts about a curious incident of the dog Presentation Transcript

    • SHORT REVISION MESSAGES BY YEO YAM HWEE BITS and PIECES about A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time For Revision Purposes Literature Examinations 2010 FIRST INSTALMENT 26 October 2010 Prepared by Yeo Yam Hwee
    • Question 1: Do I have to know who and what Mark Haddon is? You are tested on your knowledge of the book Haddon has written. You do not need to be concerned with who he is or what he stands for or believes in. He has written a book which was refreshing then in the eighties. Autism was then not a much talked about condition. It was perhaps taboo in some quarters because probably so little was known about it. Affliction did not bring about positive response to the afflicted and the ones around him or her.
    • Question 2: Do I have to read everything in the book? This is a strange question. You are required to make a conscientious attempt to read and muster a reasonable level of understanding with regards to what the book has to offer. A holistic approach is needed for you to arm yourself with the confidence to respond to any question which appears in the examination.
    • Question 3: Can I spot questions? If it gives you an added sense of preparedness and confidence, I don’t see anything wrong with it. Make sure you do not prepare for any question in isolation. You must know the story inside out even if you prefer to spot questions. Do not make it a chore.
    • Question 4: Which question should I do during the examination? Passage-based questions are appealing to most candidates because it has an obvious locus for you to pay close attention to. However, many of us mistake this, thinking that because the selected area of text is provided, it ought to be an easy question to do. We know how wrong our assumption can be at times. Passage- based or Essay, we need to be equally well prepared for either. The point to note it, you only go for the question which you completely understand what it is you are asking for.
    • Question 5: What is an adequate answer? When we write to respond to any question, we have to ask ourselves: does your answer cover the main issues, settings, characteristion, plots in some degrees of completeness and depth. Adequacy cannot be measured by length. The extent of your coverage in your answer script is based on your knowledge of the book and how earnest you are in responding to the question.
    • Question 6: Is it easy to put a label on Christopher John Francis Boone? It is not easy to put a label on anybody, let alone a teenager afflicted with Autism. Christopher’s parents, Ed and Judy, send him to a Special Needs Education School whereby the teachers are actually specially trained to work with children like Christopher. Christopher himself does not use the term “autism” to describe his own condition but he acknowledges he has “behavioural problems” and by claiming that everybody has “learning difficulties”, Christopher is also acknowledging that he faces “learning difficulties”. All we can say is that Christopher, like anybody else, faces challenges and difficulties of a daily nature. He has a learning journey to take, like you and me. Christopher’s thinking, attitudes and actions tell us that he is still trying to grapple with things he does not know and people whom he is afraid to come into contact with. What he is suffering from is a condition which does not have a cure. You might well claim that many diseases also have no cure, but be clear about one thing: Christopher’s condition cannot be compared with a “disease” because there is no mention of him taking medication or having to be hospitalised.
    • Question 7: Why do I feel sorry for Christopher’s parents? Christopher is afflicted with autism which means he looks normal but thinks and behaves differently from other children who are not afflicted with autism. No man is an island. Christopher savours aloneness and does not feel the pain of loneliness. He craves to be alone. He does not seem to be aware that he may have been the cause of the marital woes which have surfaced between Ed Boone and Judy Boone. He does not seem to be concerned about the emotional struggles both parents have to put themselves through because they both genuinely care for him. Christopher may never ever know. Ed and Judy simply cannot expect any reciprocation of love or emotional outpourings from Christopher. Being autistic, he is simply not wired that way. He is emotionally deficient in this aspect.
    • Question 8: What do I admire most about Christopher? Autism does not haunt Christopher but it certainly defines him. Having said so, Christopher possess the intelligence, a good sense of mind, the power of logical thinking and reasoning and I suspect a desire to want to be accepted by members of the mainstream society. I think he knows that he practically can get what he wants if he works hard for it. When he sets his mind to do well for his examinations, he actually achieves it. Even when he knows he is not seriously going to become an astronaut, his reasoning about his qualification for his dream job has almost convinced us that despite his personal shortcomings, he is the best person for that job. I also admire his unflinching courage when he makes his escape from Swindon to London to seek refuge with his mother.
    • Question 9: Is Christopher a changed person for the better because he manages to escape to London? Autism does not haunt Christopher but it certainly defines him. Having said so, Christopher possess the intelligence, a good sense of mind, the power of logical thinking and reasoning and I suspect a desire to want to be accepted by members of the mainstream society. I think he knows that he practically can get what he wants if he works hard for it. When he sets his mind to do well for his examinations, he actually achieves it. Even when he knows he is not seriously going to become an astronaut, his reasoning about his qualification for his dream job has almost convinced us that despite his personal shortcomings, he is the best person for that job. I also admire his unflinching courage when he makes his escape from Swindon to London to seek refuge with his mother.