Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

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Prime numbers are like life, they are very logical but you can never work out the rules no matter how much time you spend thinking about them. Does that make any sense to any of you? To Christopher John Francis Boone, the main character in Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the dog in The Night-Time, it does, in fact, he knows every prime number up to 7057. Christopher is a 15 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically, Asperger Syndrome. Christopher is very gifted in math and science but lacks in social skills. The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time is unique because it is the first novel written in the first person by an autistic teenager, and clearly shows the way an autistic person reacts to social encounters and situations, another reason as to why the novel is unique and differs from other novels is because about half the chapters in the book not only talk about the situation within the plot but also demonstrate Christopher steeling about certain subjects such as animals, physics, space and much more . In the novel, Christopher ,inspired by…show more content…
This dream that Christopher had says a lot about autism. It According to Wendy Chung autism is not a single condition, but rather, a spectrum of disorders, from children who are non-verbal, who communicate by using an i-pad to a little boy, who, when he gets upset, starts rocking, and eventually when he is disturbed enough, will bang his head to a point where he cuts it open. The policeman was asking Christopher too many questions about the death of his neighbours dog, his brain could not absorb all the questions and information he was given, so Christopher hit the policeman. This is how Christopher reacts to social

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