The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time By Mark Haddon

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel written by Mark Haddon. The protagonist, Christopher John Francis Boone wrote the novel describing the killing of neighbor Mrs. Shears’ dog, Wellington. He then sets out on a journey to find the killer. During his journey, Christopher used bravery to help him face his fears. Christopher faces internal and external conflicts, and it teaches him that with bravery, he will overcome his fears which teaches the reader that we should be sympathetic for people with disabilities. Christopher faces many internal conflicts during his journey to London, but his bravery helps him overcome them. When Christopher was questioning his neighbors about the murder of Mrs. Shears’ dog, Wellington, Christopher then explains, “I do not like strangers because I do not like people I have never met before” (34). Christopher’s questioning illustrates that if he is brave, he will overcome his internal conflict and soon learn who killed Wellington. Also, when…show more content…
When Christopher is pondering over what to do after his dad admits to murdering Wellington, he expresses his fear of his father, “I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington. That meant that 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” (122). Christopher’s pondering displays that his bravery will help him through the external conflict and strive to find the right answer. In addition, when Christopher was in Mrs. Shears’ garden holding Wellington, the policeman came, “The policeman took hold of my arm and lifted me onto my feet. I didn’t like him touching me like this. And this is when I hit him” (8). Christopher’s hitting represents that he is not sure of what do about his internal conflict yet and does not have the bravery to solve his
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