The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Essay

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    The text that I chose was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, the reason for this was in the beginning of the semester the class had to choose one book that pertained to their field of study. I am a psychology major so what pertained my field was human services and the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime demonstrated this. I wanted to learn more about autism because I never really understood what it was and how it affected someone’s way of thinking and way of perceiving of the world. The way the book was written seemed unorganized but this was to describe how personal the character, Christopher, wanted to be. This book was very successful in showing the perspective of how an autistic person thinks.…

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    Mark Haddon’s, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, is a well written piece of fiction, that displays unique literary merit. From the very first page of the novel the reader is plunged into the interior mental landscape of a fifteen year old autistic boy named Christopher. Christopher’s understanding of the world is distinctly different than an ordinary persons. Haddon is successful in making The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, a work of art attracting and…

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    Many novels have introductions that start with some sort of loss to grasp the reader's attention, but in the novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime by Mark Haddon not only does loss occur at the start of the story, but each main character endures the loss of someone or something important at some period in the story, and some of them alter their decisions based on their loss. Christopher, Ed, and Eileen all experience 2 losses throughout the story that had a great impact on their…

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    personality, lack of empathy, and mild form of autism, leads to two main conflicts: Christopher vs. his father and Christopher vs. Himself. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime flawlessly captures the mindset of a teen with autism with an effortless display of authenticity. Many people give…

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a novel written by Mark Haddon. It’s about Christopher Boone, a 15 year old boy, who lives in Swindon, with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism. Haddon used techniques such as motifs, diagrams and symbolisation to convey to the audience Christopher’s view of the world and in developing empathy towards people with disabilities. The audience is aware that he is unable to recognise facial expression and he needs to be taught to…

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    In the novel, The Curious Incident of the dog in the Nighttime, the author, Mark Haddon, utilizes logical progression of ideas to convey the thematic message of relationships can be difficult, but are very needed. Throughout the book, the theme seems to develop going from hardships with relationships to needing them at the end. For example, Haddon states, “The next day Father said he was sorry that he had hit me and didn’t mean to.” (pg. #85) Even after Christopher’s father got mad at…

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    In the novel “The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime,” written by Mark Haddon the character Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who investigates the murder of the Wellington the dog. As appeared toward the begin of the novel Christopher sees the world much uniquely in contrast to us, that is without a doubt. One of the themes is introduced to us which is “Appearance vs Reality.” He sees substantially more of what's happening around him – he's an incredible observer, after all, yet he can't…

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    Throughout reading the book The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime, I began to interpretative Christopher doesn’t think normally and reacts differently in situations. This is shown when Christopher is taking to the police after finding the dead dog. This is also show when Christopher is physically sick to his stomach after finding out that his mother is still alive and that his father killed wellington. Another moment in the book that interpretative Christopher as someone that acts…

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    In the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Hadden uses an analogy to further the central idea that human life is a product of a series of lucky occurrences. The protagonist, Christopher Boone, digresses from his thoughts on what is happening presently in his journey to focus on how specious the explanation of divine intervention is in a world where modern science can debunk theories justifying vague and obscure superstition. Hadden’s novel is centered around the thoughts…

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    Stephen Hawking once said, “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” Stephen Hawking is one of the smartest humans in the world and also has ALS. ALS is a debilitating disease that has no known cure, but Hawking doesn’t let that stop him. Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime also has somewhat of a…

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