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Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Haddon, MChristopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.
Bildungsroman is the combination of two German words: Bildung, meaning "education," and Roman, meaning "novel." Fittingly, a "bildungsroman" is a novel that deals with the formative years of the main character - in particular, his or her psychological development and moral education. The bildungsroman usually ends on a positive note with the hero's foolish mistakes and painful disappointments over and a life of usefulness ahead.
A search for meaning by the protagonist, who is usually foolish and inexperienced at the beginning of the narrative. The story typically centers on the maturation process of a single person.
Some kind of inciting incident that pushes the protagonist into their journey. It's usually something akin to a great emotional loss, like the death of a parent.
The journey will not be easy. In fact, there will be many failures along the way. The hero will be tested, and he will fight tooth and nail to survive the unwavering rules and limits of society.
Usually an epiphany, or a flashing moment where the hero finally 'gets it.' This lucidity changes them as a person. They learn what it takes to be a grown up in the real world.
The hero will eventually find his place in society by accepting its values and rules. The ending isn't necessarily about closure. We often do not know exactly what's going to happen to the hero. We do know that he has grown as a person from page one, and at the very least he is equipped with the maturity and knowledge to have a chance in life.
Comedy that uses satire to lighten unpleasant or taboo subjects is called black (or dark) humour. How can Christopher’s interviews be considered black humour?
How does being autistic equip Christopher to best solve the mystery presented in this text? What skills and attributes are required to live, work, or interact effectively with Christopher because of this condition? What devices does the author use to convey what life is like for Christopher throughout this book?
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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time: The article discusses an incident in a young boy's life. The incident refers to his visit to a police station for killing a dog. The policemen made him take out his shoe laces and empty his pocket. The boy said that his pocket had things like a Swiss knife, a piece of string, wooden puzzle and a pellet of rat food. The boy was questioned about his family. He then describes the police cell where he was placed for some time. Later the father of the boy came to his rescue. His father asked him if he has actually killed the dog. The boy refused it. The article investigates the whole process by unraveling feelings of the boy and the way he looks at the world.
Postmodern Investigations: The Case of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the first novel to be published simultaneously for the UK adult and children’s market, exemplifies the phenomenon of crossover literature better perhaps than the “Harry Potter” series, whose appeal to a dual-aged audience had caught the publishing industry by surprise. This article identifies Haddon’s engagement with the genre of detective fiction as one of the reasons for the novel’s crossover success: while the mystery plot offers a compelling narrative “hook” for children and adults alike, the postmodern twists on the detective formula open up deeper levels of satisfaction, without alienating the less experienced members of the audience. Analysed within the context of contemporary crime fiction, Curious Incident also appears to be tapping into a relatively recent literary trend that sees detective novels focusing on young characters as victims, witnesses and even perpetrators of crimes—itself a reflection of our changing attitudes towards the Romantic view of childhood as an age of innocence.
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Novel's Sleuth Views Life From Unusual Perspective (text version)
In writing his best-selling first novel, ''The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,'' Mark Haddon did not set out to become a spokesman for people with Asperger syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism characterized by obsessive behavior, brilliance in some areas and social ineptitude.
The condition is not even mentioned by name in the book, but it is at the heart of the story.
Christopher Boone, the 15-year-old protagonist, is an autistic savant. He knows all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057 but has a problem relating to other people, and his inability to lie leads him into a series of quandaries.
Literary elements in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:
An Insight into Curious Movement
How can physicality tell the story of Christopher Boone? Here is a boy that does not want to be touched, who compromises the minimal amount of physical affection with his parents and who avoids social interaction.
inability to imagine the thoughts and feelings of other people
cannot imagine what another person is thinking
cannot read people’s expressions
difficulty understanding metaphors
fixation on certain topics
gifted in math and science but severely underequipped socially
dislikes social interaction and avoids it when possible
recognizes the ways he differs from most people and feels keenly aware of these differences
lives as an outsider as social interactions seen as pointless
very few friends and doesn’t trust other people
remarkably accurate memory allows him to recall an entire event in extraordinary detail, uses this skill to navigate social interactions by memorizing a chart of facial expressions and the emotions associated with them
The Boy Who Steals Houses by Drews, C GCan two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen, but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative they've ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement, this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing, each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.
Call Number: F DRE
Publication Date: 2019
Same but Different by Peete, Holly RobinsonBeing a teen is hard enough. But when you have autism--or when your sibling is struggling with the condition--life can be a topsy-turvy ride. What happens when you come face-to-face with dating, parties, sports, body changes, school, and kids who just don't get you? Where do you turn when your sibling with autism is the butt of jokes, the victim of misunderstood social cues, and the one everyone thinks is weird? Through alternating narratives based on their own lives, Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, RJ, who has autism, bravely and honestly reveal what it means to be a teen living with the disorder.
Call Number: F PEE
Publication Date: 2016
Game As Ned by Pegler, TSilent, desperate, on the run. To set things right, he'll have to be as game as Ned Kelly. Ned is a teenager with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian bushrangers. He is also autistic. Erin is a sixteen-year-old trouble-magnet trying to make a fresh start in a new town. Ned never speaks. Erin rarely stops - and when she stands up to a bully the consequences are catastrophic. Now Ned's on the run, branded 'disturbed and dangerous' by police. to set things right, he'll need to be as game as Ned Kelly...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet 2019, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, viewed 13 February 2020, <https://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/patient-caregiver-education/fact-sheets/autism-spectrum-disorder-fact-sheet>.
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