Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Journal EntrY- The Curious Incident Of The Dog

What's The Story About?

Written by Mark Haddon's , The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night is a murder mystery of fifteen-year-old, Christopher John Francis Boone who is mathematically gifted and socially hopeless and does not believe in the human race. He is being raised by his single father and was abandoned by his mother. However late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbor's poodle, Wellington who was st abed with a garden fork. Wellington's owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher wants to discover who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged by Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations. For any one in class that loves to read about mysteries should definitely read this novel.


" 4 Red cars in a row made it a Good Day and 3 red cars in a row made it a quite Good day 5 red cars in a row made it a Super Good Day and why 4 yellows cars in a row made it a Black Day, which is a day when i don't speak to any one and sit on my own reading books and don't eat my lunch and take no ricks"( Hadden 24).

This quote has the description to refer Christopher as a superstitious character. He based the outcome of a day on what colors car that he sees and the amount of each color car that he passes by on the way to school. he compares his theory to why others predict their day based on the wheather in the morning. when the sun is shining it made them feel happy and when they saw that it was raining it made them feel sad. he considers their theory to insane because the wheat her they has a good day or a bad day.


" There wasn't any thing outside the universe and there wasn't another kind of place all together. And if heaven was on the other side of a black hole, dead people would have to be fired in to space on rockets to get there and they aren't or people would notice"( Hadden 32).

Christopher shows less faith in God through this passage. He has no knowledge of God or the heavens. His disbelief in the after life is strange. He thinks that people make up this fiction life based on their fear of dying. They want to carry on living and don't approach the idea of ending life only on the Earth's Surface. He questions the idea of where the after spirits would live and where does God come from. Christopher believes that the only destination that the human race has is being broken down in to molecules of the ground.


" All the other children at my school are stupid. I'm meant to say that they have learning difficulties or that they have special needs. But that is stupid because every one has learning difficulties because learning to speak French or understanding relativity is diffulcult and also everyone has special needs" ( Hadden 43).

Christopher seems as he has high intelligence through this quote. He is caring when it comes to those who attend his special school. He looks at each person as an equal. Every one has special needs even if they are not in a special need class. Each person in the world has a certain characteristic that makes them in a special need category. There are those who need special glasses based on their eyesight. There are also those who need hearing- aids based on their special needs of hearing due to their age or hearing rage.


" Loving someone is helping them when they get in to trouble and looking after them and telling them the truth and father looks after me when i get in to trouble and he looks after me by cooking meals for me and always tell me the truth which mean he loves me" ( Hadden 87).

Even though Christopher doesn't contain many beliefs in the human race, he strongly knows the definition of love. Through this quote, Christopher describes the passionate affectionate relationship that his father and him share. He knows that his father loves him dearly due to his actions and behavior to his son. He knows and understands what happens when someone loves another person. Christopher explains that one must never lie and treat the other with respect.


" People who believe on God thinks God put humans beings on the Earth because they think human beings are the best animal but human beings are just another animal and that animals will be cleaver and it will put human beings into a zoo, like we put Chimpanzees and gorillas into a zoo"( Hadden 165).

Christopher uses this passage to view his thoughts on how humans think they are the best creatures on Earth. However Christopher finds the theory of humans will not last long and they will evolve and they will be put into zoos such as elephants and so on. He insults the intelligence of the human race and their work of mind. He does not think highly of them, rather more a disgrace.


1 comment:

ashley S5 said...

I loved this story because it was really interesting and funny. This character was really entertainig and made me laugh a lot. I enjoyed
reading this and escaping in to his unique world.