The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Jack Dylan Hood
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Mind Map on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, created by Jack Dylan Hood on 03/05/2014.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
1 Characters
1.1 family (including Siobhan)
1.1.1 Judy Boone cannot handle Christopher believed dead just a seachange Mr Shears you saucy minx
1.1.2 Ed Boone anger problems eventual killer this scares Christopher hides letters from mother
1.1.3 Siobhan
1.2 neighbours and friends
1.2.1 Mrs Alexander reveals truth behind mother tries to be sneaky christopher doesnt understand
1.2.2 Mrs shears thinks Christopher is the killer
1.2.3 Wellington (deceased) dog
1.3 stranger encounters
1.3.1 police officers punches one in the face escapes one while trying to escape people
2 narrative techniques
2.1 illustrations
2.1.1 shows need for structure
2.1.2 used to help explain things
2.2 digressions
2.2.1 learn more about protagonist is very fond of Sherlock Holmes wants to be an astronaut
2.2.2 act as interludes to the story
2.3 language
2.3.1 lack of colloquial
2.3.2 first person
3 characteristics and mannerisms of Christopher
3.1 attitude
3.1.1 thinks all students from his school are dumb “All the other children at my school are stupid. Except I'm not meant to call them stupid, even though this is what they are."
3.1.2 likes policeman
3.1.3 hates metaphors “Metaphors are lies.”
3.2 characteristics from autism
3.2.1 cannot lie white lies leaving details out
3.2.2 intelligence perceptiveness “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” recieves all information can lead to breakdowns prime numbers knows all of them up to 7,507 “Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them."
3.2.3 remembers everything
3.2.4 irrationality
3.2.5 anti-social cannot understand social cues “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”
3.2.6 need for structure
3.2.7 strangers scare him grips Swiss Army knife
3.3 digressions
3.3.1 whole chapter chptr. 83 why he wants to be an astronaut chptr. 107 The Hound of the Baskervilles
3.3.2 partial chptr. 173 truth of constellations