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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Have you ever thought about what the world looks like in other peoples ' perspective? "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" written by Mark Haddon tell a story about Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who is autistic, uncovers a secret about his parents while solving the mystery of who killed Wellington, his neighbor 's dog. Mark Haddon uses Christopher as the storyteller in order for readers to understand Christopher 's perspective about the world. He uses simple, straightforward diction and syntax, the motif of disability studies and ecocriticism, also application of science and technology in the story to allow the readers to see the world with fresh and logical angle without taking anything for granted.
As we read the novel, we
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Also, because Christopher tells the story, Haddon has successfully pointed out the gap between Christopher 's view and the reader 's view when Christopher says, "I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington. That meant he could murder me, because I couldn 't trust him, even though he had said "Trust me," because he had told a lie about a big thing" (55). It 's very clear to us that Christopher 's father won 't do anything that hurt him because we understand that his father loves him. But to Christopher, it 's a different story. He applies the logic in response to the problem because to him, "logic can help you work out the right answer" (30). The readers apprehend the reason his father has to lie to him, but Christopher doesn 't. Because of this, Christopher 's characteristics and his lack of understanding other 's emotional is…show more content…
There are a number of limitations if the story is written with omniscient perspective, which we can only see how he reacts to all the situations without any explanation of why would he do that. And because Christopher is a special character, who is lacking in ability to understand peoples ' intention, it would be easier for us to get the picture of him by knowing the reason he does such things and not just know how he reacts. His logic and matter-of-fact attitude makes him so unreliable since the story turns out the ways he wants. It also causing dramatic irony when the readers know more than Christopher because we can guess who killed Wellington while it takes Christopher a long journey for him to find out the truth. But at the same time, we cannot tell how would he react to the
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