Of Mark Haddon's Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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A narrator has a substantial impact on the manner in which a story is told. In Mark Haddon’s the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, the main character Christopher, narrates the experiences that he ventures through. Christopher’s narration of the novel has a significant impact on the way the story is told because of the point of view that it sets on the reader. For example, Christopher’s recountal of the novel permits the reader to know what Christopher is thinking, why Christopher does what he does, and perceive and understand his emotions. Moreover, if Christopher was not the narrator of the novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, it would drastically deviate the drive of the rest of the story being told.
To begin, Christopher’s narration has a significant impact on the novel because it allows the reader to know what Christopher is thinking. If a reader is aware of what the protagonist of a novel is thinking, it becomes much more facile to understand his/her actions or other thoughts. “And there were signs saying Great Western and cold beers and lagers and CAUTION WET FLOOR and Your 50p will keep a premature baby alive for 1.8 seconds and transforming travel….and I groaned to cover up the noise because I had taken my hands off my
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For example, if the novel was narrated through a third person point of view, it would be much more difficult to understand Christopher entirely. The narrator would not really be able to see what Christopher sees and feel what he feels. This would lead to the narrator to interpret Christopher’s thoughts in a disoriented manner which will cause the reader to have hard time trying to understand the rest of the novel. Given these points, Christopher’s first person narration of the novel benefits the comprehension of the novel much more than any other narrator would
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