The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Book Analysis

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Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that makes social interactions difficult and uncomfortable. Through the outlook of Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy with Aspergers, Mark Haddon opens eyes to the difficulty of someone with Aspergers to effectively socialize and communicate. Throughout the novel, the reader grows to understand the severity of Christopher 's autism, since he has trouble understanding other people, dealing with new environments, and making decisions readily. However, Christopher still has the desire to be independent and shows this by rebelling against his father, lying, and disobeying his father 's orders and rules. Christopher 's struggle to become independent involves him ultimately gaining the self-confidence needed to move beyond his comfort zone and visit his mother in London. Christopher excels beyond his comfort zone by always relying on the logic, math, maps and through the murder investigation. Through the use of symbolism in Mark Haddon 's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime the author highlights the loss of innocence as one endures life challenges.
Haddon uses the concept of the murder investigation to represent the loss of innocence of Christopher. Prior to the killing of Wellington, …show more content…

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

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