An Analysis of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Autism occurs mostly in males ration 4:1. (males:females). In the novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” is about a boy named Christopher Boone who has a case of autism. In this novel Christopher is trying to solve the murder of his friend Mrs. Sheers dog. Christopher shows three different types of autism. Communication, does not like talking to strangers. Behavioural, does not ant normal around other people. Social. Because he does not like things about other people. Christopher Boone has a excellent understanding of his difference from others and displays his three symptoms of autism through his narration.

Christopher Boone shows communication problems because, he does not like talking to strangers. Firstly, Christopher gives straight answers to the police officer. When Christopher is talking to the police officer, he says “why were you holding the dog” Christopher says “ I like dogs”... “is this your fork”? “No”. (Haddon,8). You can not give straight answers because people may think you do not want to talk to them or being rude, or a police officer may think your lying. Secondly, Christopher Boone is not comfortable around new people. When Mrs. Alexander said “Do you want to come in for tea?” Christopher says “I don't go into other peoples houses” (Haddon,4). When he said this it showed he was not comfortable enough with her to go in her house even though she knew him for awhile. Lastly, To Christopher all strangers a re dangerous. When Christopher was looking for somebody to ask where the train station was he said “So i got out my Swiss army knife and flicked out the saw blade and I held it tightly in the pocket Toby was not in so i could stab someone if they grabbed hold of me”. This shows he thinks all strangers are dangerous because he pulls a knife to stab them if the touched him. But a normal person wouldn't think of stabbing a stranger. Christopher Boone shows communication problems because he does not like talking...
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