Elements In How To Read Literature Like A Professor

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In the book “How To Read Literature Like A Professor” by Thomas C. Foster, many elements are brought to the reader’s attention. Three of these elements, happen to connect with the novel, “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” written by Mark Haddon. One element from “How To Read Literature Like A Professor” that connects with the novel is death. In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Christopher, discovers a dead dog that belonged to one of his neighbors. In the book, Christopher says, “The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears’s house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead.” After Christopher was falsely accused of killing Wellington, the dog, he decided he wanted to “play detective” and discover who killed him. Another way death was brought into the novel was when Christopher’s father told him, that his mother had passed away. He then learned, a couple years later, through letters, that his mother was still alive, and had moved to London with Mr. Shears, also known as Roger. Later on, when Christopher’s father apologized for keeping the letters from him, and admitted to killing Wellington, Christopher could no longer trust him, which consequently led to Christopher beginning his journey to London, to find and stay with his mother. Another element that
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