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    In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, author Mark Haddon tells the tale of a young Christopher Boone, and his journey to uncover the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Christopher narrates this story in a unique way, giving readers a glimpse into the mind of a fifteen year-old boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a type of autistic disorder. Christopher uses unconventional quirks, such as his excellence in mathematics, his keen photographic memory, and his perseverance to succeed, to his advantage, which eventually helps him solve the murder mystery. Haddon informs readers that embracing the benefits of one’s mental health disorder, as Christopher does, can help individuals achieve their goals. Unlike…

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    Mark Haddon Reflection

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    I think Mark Haddon tried to get his readers to look at the the world in a different perspective. The story is narrated by Christopher John Francis Boone. He is a boy that has autism. Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. That means that someone with that condition sometimes will take figures of speech literally. For example, an apple a day…

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    Incident of the Dog in the Night-time written by Mark Haddon, runs away proceeding a string of life changing events such as the stabbing of an innocent pouch. By analyzing the conflict, symbols, motifs, theme, characters of the novel, and looking at the story through the psychoanalytical lens, Christopher’s attempt to run away just may be justifiable. To begin with, the main conflict in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is not being able to trust, more specifically, Christopher…

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    Mark Haddon's Passage

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    Mark Haddon’s first adult mystery novel is one of the most interesting and intertwining works to be read. Haddon introduces Christopher Boone, a 15 year old autistic boy, who witnesses the murder of a neighborhood dog, throughout the book Christopher is trying to solve this mystery. As a young adult Haddon worked with Autistic individuals, as a caretaker. So all of the information concerning Christopher is fist hand and quite factual. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark…

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, the third novel of Mark Haddon, tells the story of Christopher, an autistic teenager who decides to find out who killed his neighbor’s dog with a pitchfork. The investigation of Christopher soon turns into a journey into the recent history of his family and a difficult initiation into the world of so-called "normal", with lots of up and downs while wandering through London. The outline of the story is simple, traditional at best, but solved in a…

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    Both Mother and Father in Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time struggle to accommodate for their autistic son’s needs. As parents, Mother and Father battle the conflict between doing as Christopher wishes and keeping themselves healthy both mentally and physically. Although they both make some bad decisions they also make wise decisions that support Christopher. When reflecting on these actions it is important to remember that negative actions cannot always be…

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    along the way and when he arrives he must confront the suitors who have been living in his house trying to marry his wife. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is a book by Mark Haddon which is told from the viewpoint of a teenage boy with behavioral issues. After learning that his father, the person prohibiting him from solving the mystery of who killed Wellington, the dog next door, was the murderer and that…

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    men unlimited power within society. Three texts by William Golding, Mark Haddon, and Emma Donoghue illustrate this theme through the actions taken by their characters in undesirable situations. Through these struggles it is understood that knowledge of the truth in a situation truly results in more pleasant outcomes by the resolution of the turmoil. Fear has taken away characters’ morality, while knowledge has given the characters educational opportunities for the future and freedom from…

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    through an author’s mind while writing a book? Well it will happen when anyone reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime written by Mark Haddon. In this book the main protagonist and narrator is, Christopher an autistic child who struggles with social interaction and trust throughout this book. This novel started as a mystery novel quickly turn into a heart-breaking story about Christopher conflicts with trusting the people in his life and social acceptance from others. In The…

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    Parents often find themselves frustrated and lost when they fail to understand the actions of their children, but try their best to adapt to new situations. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the protagonist, Christopher Boone is a fifteen year-old autistic boy living in a dysfunctional family. Ed Boone and Judy Boone, the father and mother to Christopher, are estranged, with Ed being the primary caregiver to Chris. Ed faces many difficulties in raising his son…

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