Summer Reading Project
By Joe Castagnaro, 9th period, Mr.birnbaum
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Theme and Setting
The Setting of this book is Europe during the year 1998. Though the majority of the story takes place in Swindon, England a large portion of the book includes Christopher's journey to London to visit his mother after many years.
The Theme of this novel can be perceived in multiple ways, one being that though you are faced with difficult challenges, these challenges should not define who you are as a person. What defines you is your ability to overcome such challenges and succeed despite the obstacles you have faced. The theme is used to further develop the story by showing a character that faces issues in everyday life, yet is able to achieve his ultimate goals through learning and through experience.