However, he almost always finds a way to overcome it. The book is written in the point of view of a boy with autism who faces a lot of obstacles but he never gives up and he always overcomes them despite how hard it may be. Throughout the book Christopher overcomes all obstacles, big and small. Though some obstacles are small it still shows the reader that Christopher is willing to make the necessary changes for a positive outcome. One small obstacle that made a big impact on the readers
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.
Christopher finds math amusing, entertaining and simple. As odd as this kid sounds he´s moral values are admiral. He is honest and always does the right thing according to his logic. When the neighbors dog is found dead Christopher´s first instinct is to find the culprit, since the person who killed a dog might be extremely dangerous.He starts to investigate in order to write a book that he has been working on. However, when his dad finds out about his investigation, he gets furious, and forbids him to continue the investigation.
Christopher is a shy young boy, with a disability and he is under his father’s authority, which disallows him to do multiple actions. During the first investigation, Christopher opens up his shell and starts to talk “I decided that I would go and ask some of the other people who lived in our street if they had seen anyone killing Wellington or whether they had seen anything strange happening in the street on Thursday night” (Haddon 34). This shows that Christopher can and will accomplish is goal even though he is overcoming one of his largest fears. Another example of Christopher overcoming adversity is the several times when he goes around his father’s authority to solve the mystery. Another example of how Christopher is coming out of his shell is the time he goes to the candy store to buy candy.
Chris uses pathos by providing examples of Chris’ troubled family life. For example, after finding out about his father’s affair, Chris felt as if he could only trust Carine. This is evident as Chris sent her a letter saying, “Anyway, I like to talk to you about this because you are the only person in the world who could possibly understand what I am saying” (Krakauer 129). This appeals to our emotions as Krakauer makes us empathize with Chris: he feels as if no one understands him, so he thus ignores his family. Chris was not only socially isolated, but he was also physically isolated from everyone he loved.
He wanted to divorce his parents and flee from society. “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.” (Chris pg.163). Chris had been gone for two years living off the land and a few bags of rice to get him by. He had all the freedom in the world and then he started to realize that everyone makes mistakes. He was even starting to forgive.
Chris, the protagonist is born into a period of the Great Depression and sets unrealistic and unattainable goals. His attempts at escape leaves Chris in state of that which is a broken psychologically. Chris faces multiple internal and external conflicts that get in the way of achieving his dream. Conflicts involving his Grandfather and his environment as well as internal conflict regarding himself. All of these aspects are enough of a disincentive to keep Chris away from achieving his dream of becoming a civil engineer, and only exist as a backbone of aspiration other than a
In the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime written by Mark Haddon, the authors use of symbolism accentuates the loss of innocence as one endures life challenges. At the beginning of the book, Christopher lacks knowledge of life and the world thus, his view on life is limited to what he knows through math and the universe. As his impressions of life are shattered and he has to endure the hardships of knowing that his father has been lying to him, Christopher is forced to understand a more complicated life. He uses the murder investigation, math, logic, and order to endure the privation of life. Mark Haddon 's writing gives an outlook onto what a person with Aspergers goes through on a day
School, being lonely, but mostly because of his parents.’” (47). Ali and Chris talked, and she understood his struggles in life and saw how worthless he felt due to the judgement of others. Christopher could no longer take it and vanished into thin air. Not one person heard from or saw Christopher Creed again. All the pressure and judgement built up and he hit his breaking point.
But he realizes that he does in fact, need help from others on his journey. Throughout his journey Christopher begins and is extremely dependent of others. As his skills develop, he later does not end needing the help. He does need Father to help when he gets in trouble. He also needs his teacher, Siobhan’s help in school to make every day skills easier for Christopher to understand.