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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

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In life we are put through hardships and rough times, to overcome such hardships you must be

brave, courageous, and you must learn to find trust in yourself. We have to take risks and overcome our fears in order to get through hard times. But most of all, it is important to be consistent and to not give up. In the novel, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon, Christopher Boone goes through many hardships in his daily life, many due to his autism. Despite the difficulties Christopher faces, he stays willing and strong. By showing that he is not afraid of taking risks by making difficult decisions, Christopher demonstrates courage. Christopher also demonstrates bravery by overcoming his fears by getting out of his comfort zone. In the novel, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Christopher Boone is courageous and brave. Through his actions the reader is inspired to overcome hardships and to do what their heart desires.

Christopher Boone is brave and courageous because he is not afraid of taking risks. In the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Christopher is determined to solve the murder of a neighbourhood dog named Wellington, even though his father has told him not to. He says "I decided I was going to find out who killed Wellington even though Father had told me to stay out of other peoples business" (Haddon 28). Christopher decides to solve the murder mystery of Wellington which shows that he is not afraid of taking risks. Although his father told him to stay out of other people's business, he decides to investigate it anyway, and that shows that Christopher is brave and courageous. Furthermore in the novel, Christopher makes a tough decision to go to London all by himself on a train. Christopher says "I had to go to London to live with Mother" (131). In this novel, this is the biggest decision that Christopher makes. He decides to travel to London all by himself. This is a risk for Christopher because he is afraid of strangers, crowded areas, and his mind can not process too much information at once. But despite the difficulties, Christopher goes through with his decision and that shows that Christopher is not afraid of taking risks, which also shows that he is brave and courageous. Finally, Christopher Boone has complications with being dishonest, He cannot tell lies as easy as most people. Christopher believes in a world of truth, and his mind cannot process lies. But because of the circumstance that he is in, he is forced to tell a lie to the police officer at the train station. He says "[‘I have a cash-point card,'] and I took it out of my pocket and I showed him. And this is a white lie" (150). When the police officer asks Christopher if he has money, Christopher says that he has a cash-point card, which belongs to his father. Christopher stole it from his father and tells the police officer a white


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