Christopher Boone Character Analysis- Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime

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Christopher John Francis Boone is a teen who lives in Swindon, England. He lives with his father who owns a broiler company. He had lost his mother two years prior to the events of the book. He was told that she died of a heart attack. “You are clearly a logical person, so I am surprised that you should think like this because it is not very logical.” This was said by Mr. Jeavons to Christopher. Mr. Jeavons is Christopher’s psychologist at the latter’s school. Christopher is an extremely rational and logical person. He likes everything to be in complete order and cannot stand disorder. However, he does believe in a few illogical things. For example, he allows the colours of cars which he sees to determine whether it is going to be a good day or a bad one for him. If he sees 4 red cars, it is a good day and yellow cars indicate a black day. He has a strange relationship with colours. He loves red and hates yellow and brown. But, he has rather logical reasons for his dislike: yellow being the colour of pollen which he is allergic to. This in turn decides what type of day it is going to be for him which is really illogical. He is extremely organized. “This means that time is a mystery, and not even a thing and no one has ever solved the puzzle of what time is exactly. And so, if you get lost in time, it is like being lost in a desert… And this is why I like timetables, because they make sure you don’t get lost in time.” This quote by Christopher proves that he is really organized. Christopher is very smart. He is a genius in math and physics; he is the first from his school to take up the math A level exam. When he grows older, he wants to be an astronaut. “I think that I would be a good astronaut. To be a good astronaut, you need to be intelligent and I’m intelligent. You also need to understand how machines work and I am good at understanding how machines work. And you also have to be someone who likes being alone in a tiny spacecraft thousands and thousands of...
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