God in “The Curious Incident of the Dog” and “The Rabbi’s Cat”

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God in "The Curious Incident of the Dog "and "The Rabbi’s Cat"
Both Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Joann
Sfar’s
graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat consider the significant question of the concept of God and our reasons for believing in the idea. In Curious, the protagonist, a fifteen year old autistic Christopher Boone attempts to solve the killing of his neighbor’s dog Wellington. Through this first person perspective, the reader is exposed to Christopher’s thoughts and his processes: why he fears large groups of people, why he doesn’t eat brown rice, why he loves prime numbers, math and physics. Christopher’s love for the sciences naturally is the basis of his logical thinking, which he applies to...
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.....e lesson – fighting for your beliefs in Horton or science versus religion in the Rabbi – and at the same time, enjoys the process. Thus, giving animals human characteristics is a fundamental tool for authors such as Seuss and
Sfar
to get their messages across.
Horton Hears A Who! and The Rabbi’s Cat uses animals to deal with significant and important issues, making what would be a generally uninteresting story to one with life and intrigue. Most importantly, but utilizing anthropomorphism, the authors are able to reach a wider audience, specifically children, with their stories with their important messages.
Works Cited
Seuss, Dr. Horton Hears A Who! New York: Random House, 1982.
Sfar
, Joann. The Rabbi’s
Cat.New
York: Pantheon Books, 2005.