In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was written by Mark Haddon, Christopher struggles with his principles and the beliefs that he holds. Christopher’s curiosity makes him focus on a task but he ignores signs of trouble. When Christopher is touched he becomes angry. Christopher is so superstitious he looks at cars to determine the kind of day he will have.
Christopher’s curiosityonto my feet. I didn’t like him touching me like this. And this is when I hit him.” Christopher was arrested for hitting the police officer. Christopher struggles with his hitting again when his dad grasps a hold of him and Christopher hits him. His dad takes his book away as a punishment. When he sees his mom, she tries to hug him but Christopher screams so mother doesn’t try that again. Christopher struggles with his dislike of being touched and the trouble that it causes him.
Christopher is very superstitious. He bases his day on the color of the cars he sees on his way to school. When Christopher sees four yellow cars in a row, he has a black day. On these days he probably wouldn’t have such bad days if he told himself that it would be a that the next day he left his book out and his dad read it. Christopher’s dad yelled at him for talking to Mrs. Alexander and punished him.
Christopher struggled throughout the book about his principles and his beliefs. Christopher’s superstitions decide if he has a good day or a bad day. Christopher’s Christopher is grabbed he doesn’t like it and most of the time fights back by hitting the person that touched him. This gets him into a lot of trouble.