Christopher’s initial motto were alone the lines of, honesty is the best policy. Christopher said to the officer, “’Yes I always tell the truth.’” (Haddon 18) which strongly implies that he truly values honesty. Christopher “[does not] tell lies” (Haddon 19) and his mother tells him it’s because he was a good person. Christopher was never able to lie in his life for specific reasons. Although he admits that he white lies, he says that white lying is inevitable. Christopher avoids lying to
All kinds of people change in many different ways. Take the two main characters from the novel “The Watsons go to Birmingham” for example. Byron and kenny Watson both go through a lot of changes on the inside and out, but Byron has changed the most. In my opinion Byron changed the most because he cares about his family even more, he acts more responsible and, is a lot more understanding
Change happens to everyone and everything some way shape or form.The only part that really matters is whether or not this change is good or bad.On the weird Watsons trip to Birmingham two very different and unique characters take a really long road to change.From Flint, Michigan all the way to Birmingham, Alabama.It seems to be as if Byron has changed the most.Byron Watson has made many great desicions and turned his life completely around.
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. On the contrary, he also deals with problems and issues that are felt by every human on the planet, allowing the reader to feel empathy for him. His social tendencies show that he may suffer from a social disability. Despite this, Christopher goes on a journey, displaying courage and the benefits and the new beginnings that will happen. In addition, Christopher becomes much confident and a better and stronger person than he ever was. During his search he meets new people who become his friend resulting in unexpected answers to be brought to light. One of these are the reveal that Christopher’s mother was alive for the last two years. With this knowledge, Christopher goes to London and rekindle the relationships with his parents, resulting in a better life. All things considered, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is not just a simple murder mystery novel, but a book about the fears of everyday people, which when confronted with courage, can end with success.
One becomes independent when they are able to adjust anywhere with little to no guidance or reassurance needed. Being independent is an exceeding character trait, which transforms one’s initiation, ultimately leading them to achieve their true ambition. The constant theme of maturation and developing independence appears in the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, written by the English novelist, Mark Haddon, which follows the life of a fifteen year old boy, Christopher John Francis Boone, who is attempting to write a murder mystery novel. In the novel, Christopher has a mental disorder that makes thinking, analyzing, and acclimatizing to new environments extremely difficult. Christopher must adapt to his new peculiar lifestyle after finding out his mother had an affair with his father, and is shocked when his father reveals that he murdered Wellington, their neighbour’s dog.
For every individual, it is difficult to give up two than one. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie magnanimously inputs his blood and sweat by sacrificing his strength and rations for the survival of his father. He holds unconditional hopes of believing that he will be able to make not only himself survive through the brutal camps under German control, but also his father through his efforts. Through this, Elie uses the relationship with his father to suggest that individuals should be independent for better survival because it is more efficient to create a single, strong individual rather than two weak ones.
"It may sound strange, but champions are made champions by setbacks" (Bob Richards). This quote describes how struggling and setbacks can help a person become successful. This essay is about overcoming obstacles despite difficulty. An example of one of these obstacles is if someone injures their leg, it would be really hard for them to run. If they try really hard then their setback could just be a minor thing that made them want to succeed more. Another example is if they want to be a singer, but that might not be everyones strong suit. As a result they practice a lot and this practice leads to chances, chances open opportunities to become better. In the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time", Christopher is faced with a lot of obstacles (due to his autism), such as the color yellow, the train station, and loud noises. 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.
The divinity of life through spirit rather than material, and in nature rather than in society, was tested and actively advocated by Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The transcendentalist movement spoke of individualism and a plain lifestyle. As society develops, these simplistic ideals become an “unrealistic” way of life due to the dependence we must have on things other than our own self. However, the film Into the Wild denies this idea as it traces a man’s life and independent survival in the wilderness. Into the Wild illustrates the values of transcendentalism by portraying a man’s spiritual journey through the experiences of nature, self-reliance, and rejection of the material world.
For example, Christopher remembers when Siobhan tells him "This is what Siobhan says is called a rhetorical question. It has a question mark at the end, but you are not meant to answer it because the person asking it already knows the answer. (Haddon 81) This proves that the things that Siobhan helps him learn helps him in many situations and when to speak and what to say. All of this says how much help Siobhan has been to Christopher and why he does the things he does. Keep in mind that Christopher has trusted Siobhan with all of his secrets that he does not even tell his dad which gives him someone he trusts. Siobhan is like a therapist for Christoper, he tells her everything about what is going on in his life right then and there, He was talking about how his father says that he shouldn't be talking to or about Mrs. Shears because he doesn't like her. "And Siobhan said, "Well, Mrs. Shears is a friend of yours, isn't she. A friend of you and your
Quotation: “And in the Bible it says Thou shalt not kill but there were the Crusades and two world wars and the Gulf War and there were Christians killing people in all of them.” (pg. 29)
In a shocking turn for the ongoing Alsworthy trial, the remains of Lea Alsworthy were discovered in rural Queensland late Friday night. Already under arrest for embezzlement and credit card fraud, the public has wasted no time in crediting Jonathan Alsworthy for this murder as well. His son, Christopher, who has remained with his aunt ever since his Lea Alsworthy’s disappearance, will continue to live with her” - The Herald Sun, 18/4/1996
Christopher grew up without knowing much about the world and life it self. He acts as what many would say a child. This is due to his Aspergers. In the beginning of the novel Christopher explains what he thinks of life. “ Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.” (12). The quote explains how Christopher thinks of life and the world in the beginning of the novel. Christopher’s view on both are very limited compared to others. He explains that life to him is very hard to understand no matter how long he thinks of it. When Christopher goes on the investigation of who killed Wellington his view on life and the world will change
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.
It suggests to apply everyday life experiences to the characters in the novel and their situation. As the protagonist in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a teenager of a similar age as those young people reading the novel in the EFL class, it might be easy for them to apply some of their real life experiences to the situationof the main character, Christopher Boone. Besides, the students will also be able to recognize substantial differences between their lives and the life of the main character, who suffers from autism, for example, which the students in class most likely do not. Moreover, Christopher can hardly interpret social interactions as we can. It requires some empathy to comprehend the complexity of his disease. When the teenage boy sees four yellow cars in a row it makes him feel depressed. Red cars on the contrary have the opposite effect and make him feel confident for the day. When the protagonist shows this most unusual behaviour to a relatively ordinary occurrence, students are most likely irritated. The readers encounter cultural differences in the novel mainly to the extend of Christopher’s unique character and abilities. However, his hobbies and interest in solving riddles and mysteries are not very different from the life of teenagers at school, apart from the fact that he has the Asberger syndrome. His condition makes him sufficiently “unusual“