Dog In The Nighttime Symbolism

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Throughout the novel the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, there are many literary devices. The novel is narrated by a fifteen year-old boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The setting of the book is in Swindon England. There are many literary devices such as theme, motif, conflict and much more. In the novel, one of the main symbols is how Christopher cannot tell any lies. On page 19 it says, “I do not tell lies. Mother used to say that this was because I was a good person. But it is not because I am a good person. It is because I cannot tell lies” (Haddon 19). This shows that Chris is a good kid who follows the rules and tries to stay out of trouble most of the time. Christopher cannot tell any lies. For example, in the book “And this shows that sometimes people want to be stupid and they do not want to know the truth” (Haddon 90). This quote proves that most people lie to help the other person feel better. These symbols are important to take note, since it shows …show more content…

A little bit about Christopher from the novel is “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057” (Haddon 2). Christopher has Asperger’s Syndrome and has trouble communicating with other people. Another example of how Christopher is not an average teenager is when he often has his favorite dream. In this dream he imagines that “And eventually there is not one left in the world except people who don’t look at other people in the faces and don’t know what these pictures mean” (Haddon 198). In this quote, he is talking about the pictures of smiley faces and frowny faces that Siobhan drew. According to a Journal article, “Christopher himself, who, within a few pages is clearly not your everyday teenager” (Moss 2005). Most everyone who has read the novel can agree that Christopher is not a typical

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