Examples Of Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Do you ever feel annoyed, frustrated and above all, alone because you are just simply different? Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone experiences this every day due to his autism disorder. Christopher struggles with understanding people, dealing with new surroundings and expressing himself. In the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Christopher proves that despite these deficits, he can find independence in the world. Readers first discover Christopher’s lack of understanding at the beginning of the novel, when he is told by his father to “stay out of other people’s business.” Christopher then states, “I don’t know what father means when he says, ‘stay out of other people’s business’ because I do not know what he means by ‘other people’s business’…show more content…
This problem is first found when Christopher is locating the train station but does not know where it is. To solve his problem he states, “I made a plan. I knew that the train station was somewhere near. And if something is nearby you can find it by moving in a spiral, walking clockwise and taking every right turn until you come back to a road you’ve already walked on” (140). Another example of this is when Christopher is on the train to London and states, “there were lots of people on the train, and I didn’t like that, because I don’t like lots of people I don’t know, and I hate it even more if I am stuck in a room with lots of people I don’t know, and a train is like a room and you can’t get out of it when it's moving” (158). Christopher does not like strangers, therefore, he does not like being near people he does not know, to deal with this issue he stands still and drowns himself in his own world. When Christopher struggles with the environment he is in he finds various solutions, which include making visual images in his brain and creating a new world aside from his
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