cursious essay - investigate on his own. But doing so,...

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-1Xiao Chen FY 100 Section 12 "How did Christopher's autism contribute to his solving the mystery of the murdered dog?" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a novel by Mark Haddon, where the main character Christopher Boone went on a journey of self-discovery and the unraveling of a great mystery in his life. Christopher was born with a type of autism, a condition known as Asperger’s syndrome, where his perception in life sets him apart from everyone around him. Although Christopher has difficult understanding some of the basics of human behavior and emotions, he is a mathematical savant, and extremely observant with detailed graphic memories partly due to his autistic condition. Christopher’s autism played a very important role in him solving the mystery of who murdered the neighbor’s dog Wellington. Without the fact that Christopher is autistic, he wouldn’t be able to recall all the details of the housing layout on his street, where he tried to
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Unformatted text preview: investigate on his own. But doing so, Christopher also had to overcome his autism, where he had to talk with his neighbors, many of whom he never met before. Christopher’s autistic condition is the also hidden force behind his determinism of finding Wellington’s killer, where he discovered the secret letters written by his mother, who supposedly died of a heart attack told by Christopher’s father, and the reason behind why his father killed Wellington. Due to the fact that his father concealed the truth to him, Christopher lost all trust in his father and planned his escape in order to live with his mother. The fictional character Christopher, from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time have taught us a import lesson in life, where if you are truly determined to reach your goal, you can overcome all the obstacles that you might face, no matter what life brings you....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course FY 100 taught by Professor Schroh during the Fall '07 term at Clarkson University .

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