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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Pathos and logos—emotion and logic—are in apparent and constant conflict throughout The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, on many different levels. In Christopher’s mind, for example, he identifies simple, stark emotions such as fear, sadness, happiness and anger, but he tends to observe these emotions as logical realities within his mood rather than actually feeling them. Can you find other examples of pathos in conflict with logos in other parts of the book?

There seems to be a tendency among the adults with whom Christopher comes in contact to judge him solely on the basis of his aberrant behavior. They often overlook the fact that he is incredibly bright, looking down on him rather than meeting his own level. Can you find examples of condescension and exploitation?

Euphemasia is a recently invented word, emerging from the modern fad of inventing euphemisms...

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