The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Analysis

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

In the Novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Love and family relationships play big roles. Due to Christopher condition, Asperger’s’ syndrome, he is often not able to understand these emotions. Christopher doesn’t know about the situation Father has with Mother. It is clear that Edward is not coping with the fact that Mother has left him. It is indicated, although never directly said, that he and Mrs. Shears briefly attempted a relationship after Mother and Mr. Shears left together. The failure of this relationship resulted in Father killing Wellington, although this is an indication of a much deeper frustration at being left on his own with Christopher. But what does Haddon want to convey and bring to our attention with the theme of love, and the different emotions of every character. This essay will explain how the different characters think and react to each other, and with Christopher.
Haddon brings many important truths about family relationships to us, and one of them is the caring relationship Christopher has with Mother and Father. Mother is a difficult character to understand. She does not meet the society's expectations of a good mother. She left Christopher in order to be able to have a better life for herself. Although she does not really consider how Christopher will cope without Mother. Then, in contrary to this, she shows great patience when she writes Christopher countless letters, despite getting no responses. She clearly loves her son, but is unsure and doubts her ability to take care of him. At the beginning of the novel, she is portrayed as someone who has just left her family, but at the end of the book, one sees an independent woman who is ...

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In conclusion, Haddon wants to show us that all people suffer in intense situation such as divorcement, and caring for a child hat has any kind of problem. The author wants to show the reality by criticizing normal people. As in the book, Christopher who suffers from Asperger’s’ syndrome, is the most normal acting character in his family. Human weaknesses are criticized as well, for example Mother who simply ran away because of impatience and stress. Families have to communicate with each other. The relationship between Father and Mother is bad, but they should work hard to make the life of Christopher as easy as possible. Parents try hard to find a relationship with their child but also with each other. Personally I think that Haddon successfully expresses truths about family relationship, and this Novel did very much make me think about my life and parents.
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