Eathan Ravindran June 11, 2017
ENG1D1 Mrs. Baxter
Viewing the Unexpected
The novel titled The Curious Incident of the Dog it the Night-time, is about a fifteen-year-old boy named Christopher Boon who is mathematically gifted and has Asperger’s syndrome. After seeing a dead dog on his neighbour’s front yard, he was intrigued and started an investigation to find who had killed the dog, which led him to many complications along his journey. With that being said, students should read the novel because it includes many twist of events, consists of hidden messages, and is written in an uncommon perspective.
One reason is the book is written with many twists of events. One being Christopher’s father killed wellington. Christopher’s father, Ed, had killed wellington, dog of Mrs. Shears, with a garden fork. This pushes the reader to ask themselves “Why would he do it?” and/or “If his father had told the truth from the beginning instead of hiding it, would Christopher still be mad?”. Another twist of events is Christopher starts to hate his father. Christopher, after many years of his father taking care of him, hates his father. He begins to hate him after his father killed wellington and kept secrets such as letters from his mother. The novel is very eventful and will not leave you bored.
The novel consists of hidden messages. One hidden message is within the chapters of the book. Haddon chose to make the chapters of the book prime numbers. This is because like Christopher’s life, there are gaps before the next point. Additionally, Christopher and his father plant a new garden. In their backyard, Christopher and his father plant a new garden after the old...