The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Essay

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Did you know that, according to the pediatric therapy and autism services, autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys? Autism affects the main character in the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. The main character's name is Christopher John Francis Boone, and he happens to be one of the smartest 15-year-old boys in the subjects of math and science. Christopher has many different quirks that are involved in his autistic behaviors. For example, he hates the colors yellow and brown and likes the color red. In the beginning of this book, christopher finds out that his neighbor's dog has been murdered. Soon after that, Christopher goes on a journey to find out who killed Wellington and figures out new information, which leads him on new journeys. Christopher encounters new people, overcomes different obstacles, and learns many advanced things while on this journey. The book commences with Christopher finding his neighbor, Mrs. Shears’, dog murdered…show more content…
On the journey Christopher learned that anything that he puts his mind to is possible as long as he is brave. Christopher has all these weird quirks about him that make him autistic, but the quirks that he has overcome to continue on his different journeys allows him to find who killed Wellington, where his book was, and to get to his mother. Christopher learns that there are some things that you can not do in society and that telling a lie is not right. Since his father lied to him it made Christopher more determined to run away and find his mother. This idea pushed Christopher to accomplish his hopes and dream with taking his math classes and going to a university. By looking at the statistics, one in 46% of students with Autism finish high school. That means that Christopher is a special fifteen-year-old boy with an autism spectrum
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