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Define how Knight fits the definition of outlier.

Knight has great difficulty with social interactions. He has trouble looking people in the eye because he feels overwhelmed by the information on people's faces. He has an affinity for being alone that is far outside the norm. He has practical skills and logical abilities that again are outside the norm. These qualities plus his ability to withstand suffering, especially in the winter, make him highly unusual in terms of human behavior.

How do definitions of insanity inform opinions about Knight?

Many people define insanity as behaviors that they personally find scary or odd. Many people assume that if someone does something that they would not do, then the person is insane. Another way to look at someone's sanity is to ask if the person is functional. Can they survive? Can they function in society? For Knight, the answer...

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