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Gifs Explains: The Unbelievable Fact

[Spoiler Alert]

What would you do if your Father lied about your Mother’s death and was also a murderer? In the book, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Christopher finds out the most unbelievable secrets he would ever know in his life. Because of this incident, Christopher decides to make the big decision. Below are a series of Gifs that would help explain what happens.

 

“I just thought…I just thought it was better if you didn’t know…that…that…I didn’t mean…I was going to show them to you when you were older” (Haddon114).

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The first Gif is showing Christopher was really shocked and confused when he found out his Father has hid the letters his Mother had wrote to him and told him, she died because of a heart attack when she was actually still alive.

 

“I killed Wellington, Christopher” (120).

The second Gif represents the fear Christopher has for his Father, he not only lied about his Mother’s death, he also killed Mrs. Shear’s Dog, Wellington, just because Mrs.Shears didn’t want to have a relationship with him. Christopher was  even wrote a book about finding the mysterious killer, he could not believe his Father was the killer of the case he was trying to solve. Christopher was afraid, he was scared his dad would also kill him.

 

“…I had to go to London to live with my Mother” (131).

The third Gif represents Christopher not feeling safe so decides to go to London to find his Mother. Christopher stole his Father’s credit card in order to pay for the train tickets to London. Swindon to London was far, he almost gave up in many situations, especially the fact there were many people in the train and he hated being touched. But to not see his Father, the only place he could go was his Mother’s place.

 

 

“Christopher, Christopher, Christopher” (191).

The fourth Gif happens when Christopher finally met his Mother, his Mother tried to hug him but he did not like being touched so they used the finger to finger way. Christopher explains why he never replied to any of the letters and why he came. Haddon writes, “I’m going to live with you because Father killed Wellington with a garden fork and I’m frightened of him” (192). Christopher decides to live with his Mother and Mr. Shears because he thinks of his Father as a murderer.

Here is where I found my Gifs

Gifs Explain: Montag’s Encounter with the Girl in White

Before you meet Clarisse, (8)

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You always wink at yourself in the mirror, feeling good, (8)

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and you live your life in oblivion…(13)

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But when you talk to Clarisse… (14)

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You realize that you burn books and don’t even know why you do it… (53)

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…and that’s when you realize what she’s saying. (54-55)

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Have you ever discovered something huge? Something so mind blowing, mind bending, that it could change your life forever? Well, in the exposition of the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character Montag discovers a detail of this level of importance. Montag lives in a future America where no one can take even a second to think, nor own any books. Montag burns these books for a living, but after meeting a mysterious girl dressed in white named Clarisse, he begins to question his job, and this is where the conflict is revealed. One of the major conflicts has to do with his encounter with Clarisse, and is a person vs. society conflict. To explain how the conflict is revealed throughout the book, my partner Evan and I created a series of GIFs to show that we could also identify the conflict.

  1. For the first GIF, we used the part of page 8 where Bradbury writes, “He hung up his black beetle colored helmet and shined it; he hung his flame proof jacket neatly; and then, whistling, hands in pockets, walked across the across the upper floor of the fire station…” (Bradbury 8). This shows that Montag is a man confident and proud with his lifestyle and more specifically, his job… Before he meets the girl in white.
  2. For the second GIF, we picked out the quote, “He knew that when he returned to the firehouse, he might wink at himself, a minstrel man, burnt-cooked in the mirror.” (Bradbury 8). Again, we used this quote just to get the point across that Montag lives a happy, peaceful life in oblivion before he speaks to Clarisse. Could this be related to a possible theme? Hm…
  3. The third GIF we used had to do with the quote, “‘You think to many things,’ said Montag, uneasily.” (Bradbury 13), because it further demonstrates Montag’s state of mind before/right when he started his talking with Clarisse. Clarisse was talking about green and brown blurs that people in that world called trees and grass. But Montag just gave her an uneasy look and said that she thought to many things. This leads to internal conflict.
  4. For the fourth GIF, we used, “What a strange meeting on a strange night. He remembered nothing like it save one afternoon a year ago when he had met an old man in the park and they had talked…” (Bradbury 14). This quote gives a heads-up that the conflict is to be revealed soon, and also gives the heads-up that the plot progresses very rapidly in this book!
  5. For the fifth GIF, we used the quote, “…We burnt an old woman with her books.” (Bradbury 52), and the quote, “We burnt a thousand books. We burnt a woman.” (Bradbury 52). This says something about Montag’s change of heart on his job. For a woman to rather die than to loose her books; how important are they? The conflict has arisen not only because Montag stole a book at this point in the story, but also because he’s starting to question not only his job, but also the entire world he lives in.
  6. And lastly for the sixth GIF, we picked out the quote, “‘You weren’t there, you didn’t see,’ he said. ‘There must be something in these books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.'” (Bradbury 54-55). This is a very powerful quote because it doesn’t only exposes one of the major conflicts of the book, but because it shows the change of Montag, and the questioning of his job.

[We made this GIF story here.]

[I got my featured image from here]