There’s no denying the fact that Christopher, narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, expresses himself much differently than other narrators. In essence, Christopher has a truly unique narrative voice. So, how does author Mark Haddon achieve this effect of narrative voice?
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According to Christopher, he only starts writing this book after Siobhan tells him, “‘Well, we’re meant to be writing stories today, so why don’t you write about finding Wellington and going to the police station’” (26).
The Task at Hand
Using the “Leave a Reply” function at the bottom of the page, describe the narrative voice used in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Be as thorough as possible, and make sure to attach page numbers to every quotation used.
A) First, identify one of the key characteristics of Christopher’s narration.
B) Then, record a passage which contains this characteristic.
C) To the best of your ability, describe how this characteristic operates within the passage, and suggest how it contributes to the novel as a whole.