The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

His impairment to communication is manifested when he was asked by the police of his age and he replied his exact age including the months and days. But one thing that made an impression on me was the incident in Mrs. Alexander‘s yard when the old lady offered him something to drink and eat. He waited for a while, but at exactly six minutes, when she didn’t arrived and he thought she might have called the police, he left. For others, this is rude, but with his impairment in social reciprocity, it’s a natural reaction. Christopher manifests difficulty in taking another person’s feelings. At the beginning, Christopher made Siobhan draw faces wrote under them the different human emotions they represent. He kept the piece of paper in his pocket and tried to understand each faces that represent human emotions. He would also sometimes think of his mind like a machine, because for him, it makes it easier for him to explain to people what’s going on inside it. Eventually, Christopher has developed the ability of asking people categorically of what they mean or he would just walk away. Christopher developed a routine and inclination for order. He likes Math and Science and that made him decided he wants to be scientist. His relationships to animals, his rat, Toby and eventually to Sandy (the dog), made him feel responsible and needed. Christopher believes that four yellow cars in a row, are bad days, and on bad days, he would not take any chances, speak to no one and sit on his own reading books. On the other hand, red cars bring good days and good days are time to make decisions. With this trait, he was able to go beyond his literal-minded observations and was able to develop pursue his investigation to Wellington’s death that led him to the discovery of his father’s black secret. Christopher is a very good student academically. he has this attachment with science and math. He also has the ability to write, even though, he only like to write articles that happened for real. I consider Siobhan’s style as a good example for teaching methods. She explains everything to Christopher without sounding arrogant or know-it-all. She gives him answers to his queries with sincerity and kindness of heart that made Christopher like her. While reading the book, it’s very hard not to imagine living with ASD. Maybe that was Haddon’s objective, making Christopher the narrator. He wanted us to understand from a first-person’s perspective, how it is to be somebody with ASD. Even if, it is just like for a few hours you spend in reading the book. The world is a contradiction of human emotions, love and hate, trust and betrayal, honesty and lies. People say what they don’t really mean and mean what they can’t say. Reading the book, sometimes, aloud, I have to put myself in Christopher’s shoes. I would have done the same things he did. With the lies his father told him and the truth about what he did with Wellington, I would also be afraid of him. Though, guarded by my disorder from human emotions, its scary to think that you’re living with a man who killed the dog. For somebody who can’t lie, it would be very difficult to be able to trust again. It would be so traumatic. The book made me realized so many things. One is that honesty transcends to everybody. Christopher’