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To tell the truth, I originally feared Finding Dory would become the writers taking advantage of nostalgic fan service to exploit the comedy within the famous tang’s short-term memory loss. You know what though? Finding Dory actually showed quite a bit of the tragedy behind her condition.
While the film does at times play off her disability for laughs, Dory’s disability still comes off as a hindrance in the road to her survival. Yet she eventually recalls some memories by other relatable objects or phrases, such as a path of seashells pointed back home.
I too feel deprived of the same conveniences as my peers due to mental drawbacks; it often takes me longer to register a person’s transparent emotions, and I sometimes say something unintentionally offensive to another. As a teenager, you could almost wonder if I had any control at all over my inappropriate verbal comments. My autism especially made it a challenge for me to understand the rules of friendship; today I am still figuring out the science behind it.