Every individual faces obstacles that are necessary to overcome, whether it be for equity, justice or honesty. Throughout The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, the main character, Christopher tells his story as a socially awkward teenage boy who has a supposedly deceased mother and lives with his father. Being an adolescent, Christopher faces obstacles throughout the novel that he has to overcome in order to grow. The only thing is, Christopher is not like everyone else. While discovering the truth and embarking on certain adventures, Christopher is in search of a form of justice that he truly deserves.
What makes fiction novels especially interesting are the larger messages hidden within them. The novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon does just that. The novel centers around a 15 year old genius Christopher Boone who has a mental disability of some sort, struggling with communication because of it. The book is comprised of a murder mystery novel Christopher sought to write after discovering the bloody murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Gradually, the story focuses away from the main conflict and morphs into a complicated story about Christopher’s life. With that, Haddon brings out the complexity and hardships of human life, specifically through the topic of truth and deceit. The truth comes out eventually; fabricating it now will only prolong the unwanted effects later. Also, lies ruin relationships, possibly for good.
“The Curious incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon clearly demonstrates rage aspects of a detective story. A ‘detective story’ has a defined plotline and components, such as evident an issue(s) at hand, and clues to aid solving the problem.
The playwright of this play was adapted by Simon Stephens. The title of the play is The Mysterious incident of the dog in the nighttime. I chose this play because I really liked the book that I had read last year for a book report and I thought the play might be just as good. The basic theme of the play is a Teenager autistic boy who finds out secrets that his parents had kept from him and it changes everything. He has to decide if he should run away or if he should stay, also he solves the mystery of the murdered dog. He then learns not to trust everyone in his life.
The mind of an autistic person is fascinating and frightening because usually their actions can’t accurately express what their brain is thinking. It is frustrating to try and determine what a child with autism is trying to say, and often results in them being misunderstood. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, tells the story from the perspective of Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy with autism. Chris is brilliant at math and science, but is unable to understand or express emotion. His difficult home life further contributes to his illness; he doesn’t have anyone at home who supports him and tries to help him. His teacher, Siobhan, is his only friend and the only person who tries to help him learn to
It is okay to abuse your kid if they have autism because they need to learn how to behave and act normal. Often parents will think this and callously discipline their kid due to the fact they just want them to be normal. Frustration and stress can lead them to going over the edge and start an abusive cycle with their child. This cycle can have a drastic effect on the child and usually just escalate and make the situation worse. Discipline is usually not the answer when dealing with a child on the autistic spectrum, love and encouragement can be bigger motivators for making the child behave. Children with autism often take abuse from people as a result of the their social awkwardness.
There are many things that people use to get out of things or to make
Christopher is an extremely intriguing character between the way he thinks and the way he copes with adversity in his life. On page 131 Christopher makes a chart in his head while trying to make a decision on weather or not he should leave to London or if he should stay with his dad in Swindon. This is a unique way to handle your options but throughout the book, this is his norm.
‘Aadhe Adhure’ or ‘Halfway House’ has often been described as a cross between Naturalist Theatre and Theatre of the Absurd. Interestingly, both these elements actually undercut each other as theatrical movements and are said to have polarized western theatre. Naturalism argues for heredity and a global perspective on human behavior, which is said to develop out of the social environment in which a particular individual lives. On the contrary, Absurdism believes that there are no solutions to the mysteries of existence because ultimately man is alone, forced to perform repetitive actions in a world without meaning.
Mark Haddon's novel, "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time" predominantly, tells a story about the relationship between a boy, Christopher, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and his father, Ed. The novel, elucidates that there aren't any heroes, but that instead people are duplicitous being at times; caring and compassionate and at others angry and impulsive. Ed Boone is a present father to 15-year-old, Christopher Boone who dedicates his time supporting his son; making sacrifices just for him and respectively tries to not give up despite the many obstacles that stand in his way. Moreover, some heroic characteristics are also observed in the actions of the women of the novel. Essentially, "The Curious Incident", accentuates how Ed expresses his heroic characteristics, throughout the life of his son.
The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time tries to put viewers in a position to understand and appreciate the difficulties faced by neurodivergent people. The fact that the play, like the book, avoids diagnosing Christopher makes it even more helpful in raising awareness for mental health in general and not just for people who happen to have the same specific issues and diagnosis as Christopher. People are unique and just because something is easy for one person doesn’t mean that it isn’t challenging for someone else. That is easy to grasp in theory, but in practice? People often assume that someone is being deliberately difficult and quickly get annoyed often making a difficult situation even worse.
Writing my recent novel, The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime, was extremely interesting. The narrator and his point of view is what made my writing style so unique. I wrote this novel in the first person point of view of a teenage boy affected by Asperger’s Syndrome, Christopher Boone. Writing this novel was unlike anything else I have written. With a main character that is a mathematical genius yet fails to talk to and understand people, my style was bound to be unique. Readers get to view the world from the point of view of Christopher in a way unimaginable.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon follows the story of christopher Boone, a special needs person and his adventure to unravel the mystery behind a dog’s deaths.I believe the author has many purposes for writing this book.His main purpose is to shed light on the life of people with special needs and the difficulties they must have gone through because of the special needs.The book showed us christopher’s many struggles and his special needs in life.We were able to have a understanding of the life of a special needs person.The second reason the author wrote this book is to teach us about the effects of lies and deceives and how it can have a huge impact on relationships.Christopher’s father Ed Boone lied to christopher
Written analysis of The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime within context of disability disclosure.
Although one will never be able to fully understand the inner workings of a person with autism or down syndrome, it is important for one to learn how to interact with a mentally ill person. Plays on mental illness greatly reduce the stigma held by society. Each time one sees a play that includes a learning disabled character, one comes to be more acclimated with mental illness, which makes the illness become a part of the social norm (Brigg, 26). Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English at Emory University, says, “To behave toward unknown others effectively and ethically, we need to gather information about them. We use their appearance as clues to who they are and we relate to them. What you look like, rather than who you are, often determines how people respond to you” (34). She proposed that staring is a social and cultural behavior brought about by a quest to know more about others and since theatre is a safe place to stare it provides the perfect opportunity for one to learn about those different from oneself (34). These plays also allow the audience to build empathy for the mentally ill (Cummings), but the production itself must perform it in an enriching way.