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    Last but not least, one of the most important shared themes between these two novels is individualism and collectivism. This theme appears vividly in every inch of both novels thus it indicates that although Orwell and Huxley imagined two complete different futures of their current societies, in some cases such as this, they had the same type of advanced point of view. In general, individualism and collectivism are two co-existing different ideologies that oppose one another. Individualism is a tradition, ideology, or personal out look that emphasizes the primacy of the individual and his/her rights, independence and relationships with other individuals . On the other hand, collectivism is a tradition, ideology or personal orientation that emphasizes the primacy of the group or community rather than each individual person . It is worth mentioning when analyzing this topic in the novel’s context, it is better to refer to these themes as enforced collectivism and suppression of individuality. It is vividly apparent in both novels that individuality of the state citizens has been repressed and hence the community’s dominance has been ranked as a first hand priority. This connotes that the objectives of the society which are all altered to the need of the totalitarian society, have been prioritized to be more important than the personal goals. Thus for achieving complete collectivism in the society the individualism must be abolished. Sex, relationships, family and most…

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    British author Mark Haddon wrote the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The story revolves around a young boy called Christopher John Francis Boone who investigates the murder of a neighbor’s dog, which leads him to a journey that will change his life forever. Despite his mental illness, he learns to face the difficulties of his world and to be capable of everything he can do. Because of these unique characteristics, I find this book one of the best books I have ever read.…

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    Christopher Boone

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    Everyone is taught that honesty is crucial to living peacefully; Christopher Boone however cannot say the same. In Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Christopher encounters countless problems when he lets his curiosity get the best of him. Through a psychoanalytic lens, readers are able to spot several different themes throughout the novel, feel the ultimate struggles the characters go through, understand the rough feelings of frustration with the main character…

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    Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini 1).Just like any story, the structure of the plot is the most important piece of this book. Hosseini does a great job building up to the climax with several key events that contribute to the rising action. One event that led up to the climax was the time that Hassan rescued Amir from the local bully who often picked on Amir and idolized Adolf Hitler. The most memorable and…

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    how to connect with him. He expresses his frustration to his friend Rahim Khan in the quotation “He needs someone who… understands him, because God knows I don’t. But something about Amir troubles me in a way that I can’t express. It’s like…’ the ellipsis in the quote shows uncertainty. Baba doesn’t quite know how to say what he wants to without sound like a bad father or person, hence the pauses. It is ironic how Amir tries so hard to impress his father the quotation ‘ I saw Baba on our roof.…

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    everyone has the capacity to develop. Believing is a choice one does or does not make. Pi is given many opportunities throughout Life of Pi in which he makes a decision to believe. Of the opportunities Pi is given, his choice to believe in his faiths which impact his life’s story, Life of Pi a whole, and the reader’s ability to believe Pi’s life. The religious practices Pi sought as a child enables Pi to believe in his survival, equipping him to survive, thus empowering him to share his story.…

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    The Curious Incident

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    things, like the conversations I have written down in this book, and what people were wearing, and what they smelled like, because my memory has a smelltrack which is like a soundtrack.” (P34) Memory is Christopher’s another strength. A retentive and accurate memory is the most powerful tool help, learn and to be successful in life. Have a good memory improve the ability to learn and remember skills and knowledge. Because Christopher’s brain has no filtering function and he receives all the…

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    Odyssey Hero's Journey

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    A hero can be really anyone. It could be the King of Ithaca, Odysseus from The Odyssey or it could be an autistic boy, from Swindon, Christopher Boone, out of the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Their journeys seem very different and are different in some ways, but they both contain common threads that make them also very similar. Most of the hero’s stories have a common pattern which is also known as “The Monomyth.” An archetype was created that states that a hero’s…

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    The novel titled The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini incorporates numerous amounts of both comparisons and contrasts between characters. The insight given to help understand the Afghani culture assists in the portrayal of some similarities and differences between social classes. As the novel is read, the reader is told that Amir is of the majority and Hassan is of the minority. The two ethnic groups that are included in the novel are the Pashtuns, who make up the majority, and the Hazaras, who…

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    There has been a lot of criticism on whether Haddon accurately displays Asperger’s syndrome. I think theres a lot of criticism because autism can range from mild to severe, and readers want to know where specifically Christopher lies so they know that Haddon is accurate in his description.Despite this, I do not think the accuracy of autism in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, should hinder the great work of literature seen in this book. The author never mentions Christopher’s…

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