Symbolism In The Curious Incident Of The Dog In Nighttime

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Autism in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Imagine having an autistic brother or sister who gets very emotionally hurt easy and looks at things different, people now a days look at them as people who won't succeed but after reading the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the reader realizes how autistic people look at things and that they can actually accomplish as much as the normal teen.
To start out this paper, in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the dead dog symbolizes mystery or sadness. Mark Haddon writes about what Christopher, the protagonist, who is autistic, and what he goes through on an average day. “It’s eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they are chasing cats in a dream. But the dog wasn’t running or asleep. The dog was dead” (Haddon 1). Mark is stating that autistic kids look at life in different perspectives than if it were a normal human being, because they would’ve known it was dead right away. Moreover, this starts the book off with a bang because it makes you want to know who killed the dog and it brings mystery to your mind as well. This quote
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There are many motifs in the book, but the main two that are a great part of the book are the colors yellow and red, because it symbolizes if Christopher is going to have a great or terrible day. At the end of the day Christopher finds out the real murderer in the investigation of Welling the dog. Certain choices do bring happiness and thanks to Christopher’s mother, Christopher succeeded at the tasks he wanted to complete and this is what made him do great in life. He showed the world that autistic people can be smart and they can do anything that an average teenage human being
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