Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Detective Novel

Alice Hathaway
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GCSE English literature Mind Map on Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Detective Novel, created by Alice Hathaway on 04/04/2016.

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Detective Novel
1 Looking for clues
1.1 Interviews people
1.2 Searching around neighbourhood/ Mrs Shears garden
2 Memorable character
2.1 Quirks that make him stand out
2.1.1 Aspergers
2.1.2 Logical brain/ maths abilities
2.2 Similar to Sherlock Holmes (his idol)
3 Know what the author knows
3.1 Verbatim dialogue
3.2 Grice's Maxims of quality/ quantity
3.3 First person narrator
3.4 Dramatic irony: sometimes, reader knows more e.g. mother's letters
3.4.1 Result of his HFA/ makes him a less reliable detective
4 Gets confession
4.1 Not fully conventional as didn't come as a result of his detective work
4.1.1 However, came from a result of finding answer to new mystery
4.2 Father killed Wellington
4.3 Finds his mother
5 Introduces suspects early on
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