The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a novel written by Mark Haddon talks about a boy named Christopher, who goes on a journey to discover numerous incidents that occurred in a short period of time. Simon Stephens directed this 21st -century novel as a play considering that it had a modern catch of central and governing issues with the characters that the audience can comprehend with. One of the characters that had both of these issues is the fifteen- year-old protagonist Christopher. He has Asperger's syndrome, which is defined as “a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social communication” (Google). On the contrary, his special needs played a symbolic issue considering that the audience could
A narrator has a substantial impact on the manner in which a story is told. In Mark Haddon’s the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, the main character Christopher, narrates the experiences that he ventures through. Christopher’s narration of the novel has a significant impact on the way the story is told because of the point of view that it sets on the reader. For example, Christopher’s recountal of the novel permits the reader to know what Christopher is thinking, why Christopher does what he does, and perceive and understand his emotions. Moreover, if Christopher was not the narrator of the novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, it would drastically deviate the drive of the rest of the story being told.
Determination is define as a person who makes a firm choice that will not let an individual change his or her mind about their decisions. Everyone has their own determination towards a goal. Mark Haddon, the author of the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, suggests a theme of determination is needed to accomplish any goal.
“Trap Lines” Question 6 In the short story “Trap Lines” by Thomas King, the intergenerational affairs still endure today, even to non-natives. In the story, Christopher is a man who is 18 years old and had recently finished high school. Christopher’s father is 46 and he had grown up in a time which is now very offbeat. Christopher and his father cannot comply with each other’s thoughts and ideas.
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.
Depth of field/framing/Distance: long distance shots are used in order to highlight the importance of the landscape and nature vastness over the human character. The importance of the sublime is fundamental in this first scene, and long distance shots are very likely to be used to provide a solitude feeling when facing that speechless environment. SOUND Dialogue: It is basically non-existent apart from some sentences said by the driver. Some other are set on screen by using titles.
In the novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon and the 1988 movie Rain Man, there is an incorporation of main characters who face the challenge of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. While Christopher John Francis Boone, the main character in the novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, has Asperger’s Syndrome, Dustin Hoffman’s character, Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 movie Rain Man, has Savant Syndrome. Both Christopher and Raymond are not narrowly portrayed as being only defined by their disorder, but instead are shown in a way that proves they are more than just an autistic individual. Although Christopher and Raymond have different disorders pertaining to the general category of Autism, there is a multitude of correlations between the two syndromes and how it affects the lives of both characters.
The Theme of Isolation Being alone and separated from others is usually not an enjoyable state. This state is called isolation. According to the dictionary isolation means "The state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others : the condition of being isolated" (http://www.merriam-webster.com/) In the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" isolation was greatly shown and "talked about". The theme of isolation is an important factor in the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" due to how it have affected the book. The theme of isolation has impacted the book in three different ways.
Christopher Boone is the main character in the novel called, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. Throughout the novel, we go through a long journey with the narrator, Christopher. After reading the book, almost every reader will say that the character trait that sums up Christopher is unique. The author portrays the narrator in such an amazing way that the readers can place their feet into Christopher’s shoes.
An individual’s mannerisms are evident through their narrative voice. Haddon uses Chris’ narrative voice to give the readers insight to Chris’ seemingly strange mannerisms and way of life. Which may cause them to become aware of Chris’ disability, autism. Chris’ narrative voice portrays that Christopher tends to take note of every detail of all aspects of life. He seems to not understand that others do not care for the details like him.