The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time Analysis

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The idea of conformity can often times seem like a negative aspect from its connotation, but if one has an inwardly questioning voice, the effects of conformity can benefit the character. Authors such as Mark Haddon and John Steinbeck shape a stronger meaning with tools that create an inwardly questioning and outwardly conforming character. By formulating a book that is itself a metaphor and using animals as a metaphor for society, the inward and outward ways are demonstrated. In the novel, The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time, Christopher adds to the meaning through his attempts to reach a goal by conforming while in Of Mice and Men, Crooks helps the reader reach the conclusion that social influences determine a person’s final…show more content…
Essentially, Mark Haddon forming Christopher’s inner nature as the novel itself demonstrates the theme of the novel as society judges people on appearances before getting to know someone’s personality. This said, Christopher’s personality represented as the novel itself is the treasure that is not found by any characters except Siobhan, Christopher’s teacher. The concept of the novel sets an insight on Christopher’s nature and his thoughts as he begins to narrate the novel. The reader is able to realise how his mind works as each chapter is labeled according to prime numbers and pages are filled with math equations. Because society has preconceptions of what is right and wrong, Christopher is made to use the logic of the masses instead of sharing his complex and intricate solutions for world problems. The format of the novel has significance as it is a metaphor for himself. Mark Haddon is capable of converting the inner nature of the character into something external that can be seen by only the reader. The use of prime numbers displays Christopher’s reliance on science. Another connection to the layout of the chapters is how

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