In life have you ever wanted everyone around you not bother you or talk to you at that moment? Or have you ever felt confused around others? In the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime written by author Mark Haddon, the main character Christopher struggles with relating to other people around him. He doesn't understand why people always question him about the way he acts, and he constantly feels somewhat lonely because he feels confined from others around him. Christopher has a condition which is a type of autism that makes him talk, think, and act differently than everyone else around him in the book.
He was only looking for acceptance, especially from Dallas Winston. Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon is a about Christopher Boone, a young boy with special needs, who goes on a quest to find the murderer of a neighbor’s dog, but later to seek salvation from that same murderer. Christopher lives with his father because he was told that his mother had passed away two years previously. His neighbor’s dog, Wellington, dies and he is seeking justice. Although his father tries to stop him from snooping around, he finds loopholes and disobeys his father in an attempt to mimic Sherlock Holmes. Through unfortunate events his father is forced to tell him not only that he had killed Wellington but that his mother was alive and well!
Tim is very similar to Tom Robinson in many ways. The dog had a disease that it was born with and, this lead the dog to not act in his right manner. While Tim was sick, Tom had a useless arm. To add to this, these two beings were also alike in that Atticus had to shoot the dog and defend Tom and he did not really want to do either of them, but was called upon to do so by the county. Also, Scout described the courtroom that Tom was being judged in as the same scene of the deserted street of Tim Johnson (Lee 281).
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.
One of these are the reveal that Christopher’s mother was alive for the last two years. With this knowledge, Christopher goes to London and rekindle the relationships with his parents, resulting in a better life. All things considered, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is not just a simple murder mystery novel, but a book about the fears of everyday people, which when confronted with courage, can end with success. When confronted with the murder of Wellington, Christopher begins to start to overcome his social disability by trying to solve it. Due to his love of dogs, something he is passionate about, Christopher
Candy 's dog symbolizes the misery of life, and its nature brings from the pleasure of the early days to the desolation of the last remaining days. Misery is seen through Candy’s dog as everyone suffers, from Candy’s broken hand, to Curley’s wife isolation from the men
The book tells us that Christopher doesn’t like people touching him and he doesn’t like the color yellow. Researchers have shown it’s more effected in males. Christopher shows symptoms of being autism such as crying excitably, aggression, and poor eye contact. Christopher show a lot aggression and poor eye contact with his father. His father was all he had since his mother left.
Johnny also went through many changes during the duration of the book. At the beginning of the book he is described as “scared of his own shadow”. Ponyboy didn’t think much of him and thought of him as, “...a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Johnny is considered the pet of the group.
Throughout time people have always seen mentally disabled children as less smart or peculiar, when in fact they just have a different way of viewing the world around them. The use of an autistic narrator in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon gives readers a unique and first person insight into the physical and mental challenges that come with having a mental handicap. By describing Christopher’s yearning for independence, need for order and simplicity, and his complicated relationship with his parents, Haddon utilizes the perspective of a person who is presumably disabled to show how the people around him are in fact mentally crippled. Independence Like every teenager, Christopher constantly longs for independence from his family and the people around him.