Mary and Max : Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

She even wrote that she will try to find a cure for him.

His behaviour and response (the M letter from the typewritter) practically ruined Mary's life (cancels the book, starts to drink, almost commits suicide, etc.).

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

He had specifically said in an earlier letter to her that he did NOT consider his Asperger's as something that he wanted be "cured" of. It was part of him, an aspect of who he was. Studying and learning about his disability was one thing, but when Mary said she was hoping to discover a cure for it, it was as good as telling him that she rejected him, and regarded him as damaged and deficient.

Flat, drab passion meanders across the screen!

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

Amen to that (I, too, have AS). I could sympathise with Max, although I'm a strange case, since if somebody offered to make me "normal" for 24 hours, just one day, then I'd probably take up the offer, just to see what life is like for a "normal" person.

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Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

speccy I understand where your coming from but to me theres no such thing as normal we all have strengths and weaknesses

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

speccy I understand where your coming from but to me theres no such thing as normal we all have strengths and weaknesses

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

He had felt betrayed and acted accordingly.

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

He did not want to be 'cured'. He liked being an 'Aspie', as he put it himself.

Re: Why was Max angry when Mary sent him the book?

He didn't feel he needed to be fixed. The implication was that he was broken or damaged.

Satan is a little man.
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