The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time Vs Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

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The curious incident of the dog in the night time, may have many good reviews however Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a better book to read in grade 9 English because it has more in-depth character development, more powerful themes, and a cover design reflecting the plot. I recommend Frankenstein by Mary Shelley to be the grade 9 English class novel next year.
The curious incident of the dog in the night time gave us great insight into the mind of somebody with Asperger’s, the way that Christopher notices strange things in people as on page 13 “ The sergeant behind the desk had very hairy hands and he had bitten his nails so much that they had bled”. Though Christopher explained something in ...view middle of the document...

One of Frankenstein’s themes is that “you should stop before it’s too late”. Captain Waltons ship was going to be trapped in ice if he and his crew had travelled any further. Fortunately he saw the enormity of his task and understood without shame that the correct course of action would be to turn home. The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time provides readers with an unrealistic theme, a theme that directly contradicts a theme of Frankenstein. The protagonist from Frankenstein had followed the idea that he would be able to succeed in everything he did, and Christopher is heading down a similar path “I can do anything” (page 221 Curious Incident). The theme from the curious incident off the dog in the night time may boost your self-confidence and give you opportunities to take on huge projects, but living by Frankenstein’s theme will ensure that you back down when you have to, and stay safe.
Covers often foreshadow what will happen throughout the novel, the curious incident of the dog in the night time gave away nearly everything on its cover page, with a dog lying upside down the colour...

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