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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Chapter 173 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 173 consists of less than a full page of text and two illustrations. In the text, Christopher examines the Constellation Orion, commonly called “The Hunter.” He explains that, if you connect the stars with different lines and borrow a couple of stars from Gemini, you can also make it look like a bunch of grapes, Jesus or a bicycle, except they didn’t have bicycles when the Romans and Greeks named it Orion. With his pictures, Christopher demonstrates how, by connecting Orion’s stars one way it does look like a hunter, but with different lines, it looks like a dinosaur.

This chapter is pure symbolism, representing what is happening in Christopher’s world. Things are not always what you are told they are. They are what you perceive.

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