Christopher is fifteen years and has Asperger´s Syndrome. He finds a murdered dog and wants to find out, who has killed the dog. The main themes are Asperger´s Syndrome, lying and white lies. Christopher Boone is impaired by Asperger´s Syndrome. He doesn´t really feel the feelings normal people feel, because of his illness.
Christopher’s difficulty understanding metaphors, his passion on certain topics, and his computer-like ability with numbers, strongly suggest that Christopher has a mild form of autism. This condition has made him extremely gifted in math and science but severely underequipped socially, leading Christopher to frequent misunderstandings of other people, especially his father. As a result, he very much dislikes social interaction and avoids it when possible. Although Christopher does not mention autism by name anywhere in the novel, we see that he recognizes the ways he differs from most people and feels aware of these differences. He says, although most people enjoy chatting, he hates it because he finds it pointless.
The second is that people use metaphors. The word metaphor means carrying something from one place to another, I think it should be called a lie because a pig is not like a day and people do not have skeletons in their closets.``(14,15) Christopher needs logic in his life for things to make sense or else he can find himself getting sick or groaning loudly in pain. Although some cases of logic don`t make sense to the others around them he believes they make sense like when he says three red cars in a row means a good day and three yellow make a bad day he is told by his principal that this is not very logical and he said it makes sense to him. This is also shown when he says he won’t eat his food if it touches different items of food on his plate, but he will if it touches while being prepared. Another form of logic in his life is his family.
Not all serial killers are considered mentally ill or disturbed as a child. However, in some cases a serial killer can be “doomed” from the beginning. Before killing seventeen people by the age of thirty-one, Jeffrey Dahmer grew up in a lonely environment as a child. Although Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t considered to be a “problem child” when he was younger, he did seem to be very disturbed. Many neighbors of Dahmer suspected him of frequently killing animals as a child.
His description of events can be somewhat unreliable as he is unable to see the real truths that lie before him. As he narrates, readers are confronted with his peculiarities - whether it is not liking to be touched, his fear of germs, strangers and crowds to his inability to eat foods with particular colours. However, through Christopher's authorial voice, his description of events in his life, and in particular, his description of his oddities those seem completely 'normal' to him, make him an interesting and fascinating narrator. As he can be proven to be an unreliable narrator as he is incapable of lying (and understanding lies) and this limits his
The curious incident of the dog in the night time IOP To examine the character of Judy Boone, the relevance of her letters, whether she has been a good mother to Christopher or not in the novel 'Curious incident of the dog in the night-time'. IOP date: 18th November Character of Christopher Christopher is a (15 years, 3 months, 2 days) teenage boy, who doesn’t like his own name and suffers from various behavioural difficulties. Though the book mentions that he suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, the fact of his behavioural difficulties is mentioned by the author himself on his personal blog. Nevertheless, he is an extremely intelligent boy but lacks imagination, visualisation. He thinks of his brain as a machine and treats all things like machines.
This need for order, logical planning and routine are distinctive features of the novel, as they are a significant method used by Christopher to help him deal with others and relate to the wider world, a world he finds confusing and, at times, terrifying. Christopher, who has autism, is attempting to solve the ‘murder’ of a neighborhood dog, Wellington. Christopher informs the audience that he would make an excellent detective because he notices and remembers details and, although he has been told by his father to stop investigating the ‘murder’ of Wellington and recording his findings in a murder/detective, he does not follow and implement his father’s instructions. On page 101, we, the audience, are given an example of Christopher’s close attention to detail. This is another aspect of his condition.
the curious incident of the dog in the night time summary The curious incident of the dog in the night time is book written by mark haddon. Is a book that reflects family problems in the life of a 15 year old boy called christopher bonne that suffers from asperger's syndrome. This problem leaves christopher without the ability to interact with other kids his age. This novel is based in christopher's life , how he feels about his surroundings, and the problems he faces at a young age.In the novel christopher is not the onley one with emotional problems ,Christopher's parents also suffer from emotional problems such as low temper , and impulsive behavior. Christopher has many behavior problems.
In his short story, “The Strangers That Came to Town,” Ambrose Flack is showing that true freedom is about being accepted. It shows that true freedom is about being accepted because of the way that the Duvitch family is placed in a community where they are not accepted at first but then do become accepted. Mr. Duvitch didn’t talk much to anyone because of lack of freedom to be who he was, Mrs. Duvitch didn’t have the freedom to also be who she was because people talked about her and the Duvitch children to were quiet ones who didn’t have freedom in the sense that they couldn’t just go out and play with the other kids. Mr. Duvitch gains freedom through the power of acceptance by those around him. At first Mr. Duvitch has trouble being able to talk and connect with people because those around him wouldn’t talk to him and make rude remarks based on what he was wearing and because of where he worked.
Later that evening the dog owner, a father and his son, goes to talk to him and blaming the police man for not have killed the dog properly and that hat result in that the dog hat to lay there and suffered, until they had call the vet to come and finish the job. The police man feels guilty about the whole situation. The main character in the text is a police officer. Do to the way the text is written you don’t get a description of him on how he looks or anything, it is all written from his perspective and this is his own interpretation of what happen that Saturday. It is a first person narrator and the officer speaks to himself during the text, example the first sentence “Was toward the end of your shift...” He has lived in the little town all of his life, and in the exact same part of the town (Page 1, line 11-12).