Escapism will never be a Permanent Solution’ in Mark Haddon’s "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”


  • G. Abinaya, Dr. P. Santhosh


frustration, escapism, autism, actions, responsibilities


This paper aims for the readers to understand and appreciate the realities of autistic people, and it motivates them to handle their problems on their own rather than escaping from their responsibilities and situations. The novel, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" discusses the characters' frustrating situations and their escapism from the realities and responsibilities. As a result of the escapism, the situations make worse than before, it leads the characters to learn that they are responsible for their actions and the consequences of it, and also escaping the situation may provide temporary relief, but it will never be a permanent solution.