In the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time A pretty big theme is math. The math that is presented in the book is very interesting and makes the book very unique from other books, but it is also kinda hard to follow and sometimes makes the text difficult to read. Having to get used to his chapter system, the random equations he puts in there, and not really needed insight on maths made it an interesting read, to say the least. When I first started reading this book it was difficult to start out because of how interesting his text is. He tends to like to put random stuff into the text that is kinda relevant but not really. For example, when he started to talk about the prime numbers and how he “... decided to give (the) chapters prime numbers because (he) likes prime numbers.”(pg. 11) Now for me, I like math so I find that interesting, but it was also hard to figure out how far you were in the book and his chapters were set up weirdly because they were in the middle of the pages. Even though they were all complete thoughts there would be a single paragraph …show more content…
103) which doesn't make any sense and is to me, very displeased. I have no idea why he would put something like this right here and I think that it would have worked better in a different spot instead of right in the middle of a different story where math has nothing to do with
The book gives us a variety of words to look at, there were moments where a word I didn't understand would pop up and I would have to stop my reading and look up the definition. These moments were unexpected and would make me kind of jump inside. The book gave me a boring feeling only because I felt he repeats some things he says. On the other hand every time I read the book it would give me new facts over arguing and what I should do in the little boxes he left in the margins. These helpful facts I would use mostly on my quite obnoxious younger brothers.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Separate Peace may be two very different book but they do share similar themes and ideas. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is about a boy with a disability who investigates a dog’s death and A Separate Peace is about an all boys school during a time of war. Although these books might not seem very similar, they do share common themes, ideas and issues. One of the common issues the two books share is trust issues, in both books the characters have problems with trust. In both of the books it shows how it is important to have someone there for you.
Mark Haddon's prose fiction, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time brings forth the view of a different world and also expands our understanding of human experience. The novel is an autobiographical murder mystery narrated from the perspective of a teenager, Christopher Boone. This text allows the readers to see the life of a young man who is not comfortable with interacting with others in his society. Christopher's autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shapes our understanding of experience. Haddon is able to portray interesting ideas within the text through the narrator, thus inviting us into a different world and allowing us to see a new viewpoint.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time can be seen as a Bildungsroman, which is also known as a coming of age novel. Christopher the main character undergoes many challenges, steps outside of his comfort zone, and adapts to the “adult” world. Christopher has a mental illness known as Aspergers which affects his ability to effectively socialize and communicate with others. In the novel he begins to learn about the real world and grows throughout finding out who killed a dog named Wellington.
Character is the thing that defines a person. What you will do, what you will say, how you interact with the world. Admittedly, all of us have character. But, the character of Christopher is a very interesting and a complex one. In times, it feels as if he is an alien compared to everyone else.
In third grade I dreamed of being an athlete. Despite mildly severe scoliosis and very limited depth perception, I was going to have a Gatorade sponsorship in my adulthood. However, one fateful day in third grade, as the result of an unfortunate face plant in P.E. class resulting in the loss of my front teeth, I resolved to change my future area of expertise from the realm of athletics to a more academic concentration. I decided to start taking reading seriously. I memorized the Dewey Decimal System.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time , " is a mystery novel written by Mark Haddon in 2003 . The protagonist is a boy by the name of Christopher John Francis Boone who is only fifteen years . Christopher finds a dead dog , Wellington , in his neighborhood and becomes intrigued in finding out who killed Wellington . Map A is a recreation of Christopher's environment as will as a symbolization of being independent . He struggles to become independent that involves him to earn self-confidence as to move beyond his comfort zone , by trying to solve Wellington's murder he makes efforts to speak with strangers .
Also, there can be several opinions to one aspect. Thus, when reading and analysing a novel, students should have the opportunity to develop ideas and concepts of their own. Aside from that, a novel makes the reader aware of the aspect of subjectivity. The characters in a novel have their own subjective way of looking at the world surrounding them. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, in particular, shows the view of a disabled person and his aims in life, which makes students think of their own
He seems very invested in his writing which makes the reader enjoy the book. Those literary devices help make the story fun to read and interesting. Imagery “ The last thing I remember is collapsing on a wooden porch, looking up at a ceiling fan circling above me, moths flying around the yellow, light, and the stern faces of a familiar looking bearded man and a pretty girl (56)” Even if the reader has no idea what is going on, based on the clear imagery given on they can guess what is happening and where.
On Wednesday August 9th at 8:00pm I attended the theatrical showing of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” directed by Marianne Elliott, playing at the Ahmanson theatre. In the play you see a world through the special eyes of Christopher. Being as smart and sharp as he is, he has absolutely zero social skills and a crippling vulnerability to sensory stimulation. His world is a continuous interaction between him and other peoples meaningless body language, verbal outbreaks and bright lights.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Chapter 2 • Book opens shortly after midnight 7 minutes to be exact. • Christopher John Francis Boone Found Wellington. • Wellington is the neighbour’s dog (Mrs Shears). • Wellington was dead with a pitch fork through him. Chapter 3 • Christopher struggles to understand the emotions of others.
One theme is continually shown throughout The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: becoming independent and growing up. Because Christopher is an autistic teenage boy, he depends on a lot of people to help him every day, like when his dad makes his meals for him. However, Christopher wants to be independents and he shows his longing for that through his actions and words. He even has dreams of living alone, with no parental figures helping him out. Through dialect and thoughts in the novel, I could also see that Christopher was trying to set himself up for a life without his father by taking his A-Levels, which will allow him to get into college, where he wants to live alone.
Review - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time The book ‘The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time’ written by Mark Haddon is a book about a 15 year old called Christopher John Francis Boone. In this book Christopher displays the world through his eyes as travels to London to find his mother. Christopher encounters an array of obstacles as he travels to London. This critical review will focus on my own personal opinion about the book and what made it the Whitbread book of the year.
Many of the novels and plays that were chosen for this semester exceeded my expectations, because the books proved to be entertaining and a joy to read. After evaluating my thoughts on each book, I came to the conclusion that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime most closely reflects of what I would consider to be a work of art. The elements and writing style of this novel exemplify a sophistication that is unique in its own way. Most novels do not include pictorial examples throughout the text.