Christopher John Francis Boone is one of many people that suffer from autism. In the book The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-Time, the main character, Christopher, is a 15 year old boy with a mild form of autism. His disability limits him to doing certain things, however, it gives the readers a perspective on a life that is lived with autism. His greatest accomplishments are shown to the readers through his narration. Christopher struggles with social activity and interaction among others.
Parts of the book are experiences of his childhood and the memories of the internal conflict he faced daily. He takes a 35,000 mile cross country road trip in none other than a special education short bus he names Bob Henry. On the way, he interviews adults and children with diverse disabilities to find how they have managed to stay true to themselves without the oppression of society. He places humor and lightness in a world that holds fear and resentment to the ones that do not fit the mold of ordinary. He doesn’t hold back on the fact that his own identity in school was based on his learning inadequacies, and the haunting memories of failure.
In the novel, The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time written by Mark Haddon, 3 characters that I enjoyed reading about were Christopher, Judy and Ed. Christopher is a 15 year old teenage boy who has Asperger’s . He doesn’t really understand how people are feeling. Christopher is really adventurous because he likes solving mysteries, for example, he decides to write a book about who killed the dog, Wellington. Christopher also went to London by himself and when he was in a really difficult situation, for example he was in a crowded space at the train station; he tried to solve maths equations, puzzles and diagrams in his head to show how he made his own decisions.
Education is the key to success and through the 1900s children younger than six years of age learned to read which helps you write and understand proper grammar even with the Great Depression going on, children still gave their all in learning. Looking between era’s life has completely changed; children would not be out and about but would stay home and read novels which gave them understanding and knowledge. Now in our society the internet is basically our knowledge, many youngsters do not care for but if they need a source of information they just need to click on their computers and find the answer instead of retrieving information from a book. Why Lee would hold these views of literacy in the 21st century is because humanity has evolved in such a quick time, but as people we have not grown as we are supposed to. “[We live] in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones iPods and minds like empty rooms” by far this quote really does describe our society because we get everything we want yet we cannot grasp how to use proper literacy.
Jonah Mills Mr. Lazar English 10B March 15, 2013 ISP: The Curious Incident with the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher John Francis Boone, a young boy from the small town of Swindon, Wiltshire is not an ordinary child. He has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Christopher is a very mischievous, adventurous and curious teenager. It is through three significant events that the reader can see Christopher’s character growth, which contributes to his coming of age. The initial event is the death of his neighbour’s dog.
One of the most interesting parts of the novel for me has been Christopher, the main character. Christopher is a 15 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome. His condition causes him to be incredibly gifted at math and sciences, but at the same time socially awkward. He finds people confusing and can't really understand emotion. He is almost the complete opposite of me, and I find it hard at times to track his line of thought.
As other 15 year old students, Christopher Boone desires to take math exams and begins a desire towards a higher development of knowledge. Christopher's mathematic skills are colossal, and can produce a corresponding disposition in Physics class and other heavy sciences. Unlike the other students, Christopher is autistic. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; When flooded or put into awkward situations, Boone is face down to fits of bellowing or bemoaning. To feel secure in public, Chris holds onto an open pocket knife and a dial of eagerness to wrap around a violent manner when confronted by with difficult issues: "The policeman took hold of my arm and lifted me onto my feet.
The novel focuses on a 15yr old boy who has Asperger’s syndrome with an obsession to solve the murder of a dog. However, it’s not all about the dog. The book focuses on what it is to have Asperger’s and the secrets Christopher uncovers during his investigation. Mark Haddon’s use of the Asperger’s boy as the protagonist is unlike any other and creates a unique view of the world. In the novel there are many examples of this unique point of view.
Growing up, math teachers always seemed surprised when I showed competence manipulating objects and shapes. Teachers even went so far as to tell me usually boys have better spatial sense. Reading the authors’ acknowledgement of the fact people are not simply born with or without spatial sense was very interesting to me; this statement made me wonder how I can foster this skill in my own students. Similar to number sense (defined and discussed in chapter two of this same text), having spatial sense is crucial to understanding geometry. Knowing that mathematics in general helps to formalize the ability to be able to grasp, visualize and represent the space in which we live, it stands to reason that learners who are able to display an understanding of spatial sense have a better understanding of the fact that
Also I managed to complete all the tasks in the given time limit that we got given. Motivation played a big part on me passing this because I got great support at home by my family and also I got support from the teachers and my friends as well at school. Also I think that because I was interested in the subject and wanted to learn, which helped me pass my maths GCSE. The teacher helped me pass also because he was strict but he knew what needed doing and he would always push people to their limits and know when people needed motivation, he also made the room have a positive feeling and he would