The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Submitted By: maggiesavino
  • Date Submitted: 03/18/2009 10:40 AM
  • Category: English
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Ed Boone

In the beginning of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, Christopher’s father seemed very static. Ed Boone did not seem like he was going to change very much in the first few chapters. I didn’t think his character was going to be very interesting at all. After reading more than half of the novel, it became more apparent that Christopher’s father was a round character and we see many sides of him.

Ed Boone is a very caring and loving father, considering the challenges he has raising his 15-year-old son Christopher. He acknowledges how his son doesn’t like to be touched, “He held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a fan. I held up my let hand and spread my fingers out and we made our fingers and thumbs touch each other. We do this because sometimes Father wants to give me a hug, but I do not like hugging people so we do this instead, and it means that he loves me”(16). Christopher’s father is taking into consideration that his son does not like being touched or hugged, but still wants to show him that he loves him very much. Being hugged is a personal frame of reference and not all people enjoy or like being touched or hugged for that matter. I think people need to think about asking the other person whether they like to be hugged or not. Ed Boone also shows different sides of himself throughout this novel.

Christopher’s father also shows him anger and frustration at times. He illustrates this by his actions and words, “Then Father banged the steering wheel with is fist and the car weaved a little bit across the dotted line in the middle of the road and he shouted, ‘I said leave it, for God’s sake’”(21). I can understand now why he is frustrated and angry with his son wanting to find out Wellington’s killer. I would be angry and frustrated as well because I wouldn’t want hi to find out either that I had killed Wellington. By being angry and frustrated it goes to show he has other sides to him. Not only do we see...

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