Study Guide

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter 181

By Mark Haddon

Chapter 181

  • Christopher describes how, unlike most people, he sees everything. He can't just glance around and focus on certain things and ignore others – it all registers with him.
  • Everyone else, it turns out, is "lazy" and "almost blind" (181.3, 181.15). Thanks, Chris – how kind!
  • In any case, this is why Christopher is so easily overwhelmed by new places.
  • He even compares himself to a computer doing way too many calculations at once.
  • When he's in a new place with lots of people around, he closes his eyes and covers his ears – kind of like rebooting a computer.