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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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The world is not a perfect place, evidently shown and explored in the book The Curious Incident of the dog at night time by Mark Haddon, where the main character is far from the perfect human being. Christopher John Francis Boone is a 15 yr old boy with Autism who is ignited by the idea of writing a book, a book about finding out who killed the neighbour's dog, Wellington. Throughout the book that unfolds the mystery of the dog's death, we learn about Christopher, his family and everything else around him through his perspective, that of autism boys and we follow Christopher as he learns to accept the world is not a perfect place. There are a series of dilemmas and mistakes that present themselves which Christopher is forced to accept the circumstances, even know some are caused by his unintentional doing. He has the urgent need to see the world as orderly and struggles to accept the disordly nature of life.

Imperfections and mistakes made throughout the book aren't just limited to Christopher, "Everyone makes mistakes". Everyone from Ed to the policemen, even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is proved to make mistakes, believing a pictures of fairies was real "But he was being stupid…", which proves that mistakes are apart of everyday life. But Christopher lives in his own world, not being able to comprehend the idea of mistakes. Christopher experiences a series of increasingly destabilizing events, such as learning of Mother's affair and Father's deceptions, not mistakes created by himself but by the people around him, revealing that Christopher's narrow focus on order at the beginning of the novel actually keeps him—and the reader—blind to the complex tangle of relationships within his family. This disorder grows increasingly prominent as the story progresses and Christopher leaves Swindon to find himself literally paralysed at times by the disorder of the massive urban


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