Dog In The Nighttime Themes

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From newborns, to toddlers, to children, to preteens and so on, we all grow up and mature in our own ways. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Christopher Boone, a teenager with autism, tries to solve a case involving one of his neighbor’s dogs, who had been murdered with a pitchfork, all while struggling to understand how other people work and to understand society in general. Christopher’s father tries to understand his son and how to further connect with him, but struggles to communicate with him. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Christopher learns a different version of what love is, how love represents itself, and how quickly love can change in a person.This book is considered a coming-of-age novel by many people as Christopher learns more about his father and the people around him, and that love is something that you learn and understand as you mature. Ed Boone, Christopher’s father, had made many mistakes as a parent and spouse, yet, loves his son unconditionally, and is desperate to gain his son’s trust back. Ed Boone, or Father, is a tired plumber and or electrician who works with one other person around the town they live in. He is emotionally struggling with the fact that his wife cheated…show more content…
All of his life he knows that his father took care of him and did exactly what a father is supposed to do. Finding out that his mother is still alive and that his father lied to him, then finding out that his father killed an innocent dog because of something else, he arguably did the logical thing to do. As Christopher, quickly and quietly, sneaks out of the house, he tries to figure out what to do. He decides to go find his mother, who now lives in London, and live with her. When he gets there, he is instantly loved by his mother, who adapts to him after one
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