What Is The Point Of View In Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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In order to thoroughly tell a story, one must have a specific point of view to assist in the flow of the story. The point of view an author chooses determines how the readers understand and comprehend the story. Different point of views of the same idea lead to different ways of understanding the piece. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Haddon uses first-person point of view. “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone” (Haddon 2). Told through the eyes of Christopher, an autistic 15-year-old, the novel has a unique twist to it. Although first-person narrative is a common point of view, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon has an idiosyncratic ring to it-- due to the peculiarities of Christopher. …show more content…
Emphasizing his observancy, Haddon allows his audience to begin to view Christopher’s distinctive personality. “The policeman had a big orange leaf stuck to the bottom of his shoe which was poking out from one side” (Haddon 6). Noticing this distinct yet unconventional phenomenon, Christopher’s psyche grabs a hold of the reader’s attention, making him/her wonder what makes him notice such a peculiar happenstance. Expressing his exactness, Haddon allows his audience to view more into Christopher’s OCD-like thought process. “My age is 15 years and 3 months and 3 days” (Haddon 40). Most would just say 15-years-old; however, Christopher stated his exact age up to how many days. All-in-all, Christopher’s unique personality also makes a unique point of view, holding onto the audience’s point of …show more content…
Tears start to well in my eyes, I try to wipe them away, but they are coming out so fast. It has been so long, I had almost forgotten what he had looked like. My heart aches as I continually say his name and lunge for him, bringing him into my arms. Forgetting he hates human contact, he pushes me away and falls down. Backing up, apologizing to him, I lift my right hand and spread my fingers. He did not put his hand up to mine though; instead, he went looking for something, his rat Toby. A smile crosses my face as I watch him, proud of the boy he is becoming. All of a sudden,fear rushes over me. If Christopher is here, then Ed must be, too. I cannot bear to see him again, so I ask Christopher where his father is. To my astonishment, he is not around, he did not come with Christopher. Oh, my poor baby, he came here all alone. How frightened he must

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