Summary The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Night-Time is a mystery novel written by a

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Summary The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Night-Time is a mystery novel written by a British writer, Mark Haddon. The novel is narrated by a 15 year old boy named Christopher John Francis Boone who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties” [73.1]. The book took place in 1998 in the small town of Swindon, England. One night, Christopher discovered the dead body of his neighbor’s dog, Willington, which lead to a misunderstanding between him and his neighbor. Christopher, a fan of detectives and also the Sherlock Holmes stories, decides to start detecting and investigating to try to solve the mystery of the dead dog, even despite the fact that his father told him not to do so. Along his way,…show more content…
Another example is the A-levels math test, where it shows his desire of independence for his future where he can go to college, get a job and live on his own. “And after I’ve taken A-levels maths I am going to take A-level further maths and physics and then I can go to university.” … “ Then, when I’ve got a degree in maths, or physics, or math and physics, I will be able to get a job and earn lots of money.” [71. 7-8] Lies and deceits: Throughout the novel, Christopher mentions about lying many times. “A lie is when you say something happened which didn’t happen. But there is only ever one thing which happened at a particular time and a particular place” [37. 3] “ This is called a white lie. A white lie is not a lie at all. It is where you tell the truth but you do not tell all of the truth. This means that everything you say is a white lie because when someone says, for example, “What do you want to do today?” you say, “I want to do painting with Peters,” but you don’t say, “I want to have my lunch and I want to go to the toilet and I want to go home after school and I want to play with Toby and I want to have my supper and I want to play on my computer and I want to go to bed.” [79. 3] Christopher can’t help but take lies seriously because of how dependent he is on those around him that help him
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