Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Analysis

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The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a great novel, that gives a special perception of how an autistic boys views and interprets the world. By critical analyzing the story's theme, symbols, motifs, characters, and conflicts it gives a much more prevalent idea of the logical thinking and ideas of Christopher and his family. Also while reading the novel through a psychoanalytic theory, Christopher follows what seems to be the most logical actions to please his needs.
One ever present theme in, The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time, is the internal battle Christopher has experiencing his surroundings. Christopher explains how most people view their surrounding compared to how he views the world. “They never look at anything. They do what is called glancing… But if I am standing in a field the countryside I notice everything” (Haddon 140-141). Christopher’s statement gives an idea to his perception of his surroundings. Christopher also makes a comparison to a computer crashing to represent his overloading attacks. “when I am in a new place, because I see everything, it’s
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Christopher has a mindset to what is important to him; he will even disobey his father’s orders to do what he feels is important. “I am going to find out who killed wellington” (Haddon 20). Wellington is a dog that Christopher cares about, and when he finds the dog dead, he vows to find out who murdered the innocent dog. Once he finds out who killed the dog he is horrified of the man. “I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington. That meant he could murder me” (Haddon 122). When Christopher realizes his father killed the dog he makes the connection that it was the right thing to do. Which leads him to search for his mother to get away from his father and find out the
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