Mark Haddon

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Mark Haddon

By | April 2013
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Mr. Boone
Positive Quality| Example/ Quote| Negative quality| Example/ Quote| dedicated|  ‘I cooked his meals. I cleaned his clothes. I looked after him when he was ill. I took him to the doctor. I worried myself sick every time he wandered off somewhere at night. I went to school every time he got into a fight’ (page 240)| Verbally aggressive| ‘Holy fucking Jesus, Christopher. How stupid are you?’ p. 102|  Understanding|  ‘He held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a fan’ (page 21)| Deceitful| Does not tell the truth about Christopher’s mother,’ I did it for your own good, Christopher…I never meant to lie.’ (p. 143)|  Patient |  ‘Let’s call it…let’s call it a project. A project we have to do together. You have to spend more time with me. And I…I have to show you that you can trust me’ (page 265)|  Untrustworthy|  ‘I killed Wellington, Christopher” (page 150)|  Protective |  ‘Christopher, I would never, ever do anything to hurt you’ (page 266)|  Demanding|  ‘I’m going to see him. And if you try to stop me’ (page 241)| Mrs. Boone

Positive Quality| Example/ Quote| Negative quality| Example/ Quote| protective|  ‘And Mother knocked on the door and said a policeman wanted to talk to me and I had to open the door. And she said she wouldn’t let him take me away and she promised’ (page 237)|  Impatient|  ‘So I got cross, because I don’t like shopping at Christmas, either, and I told you to behave and I tried to pick you up and move you. But you shouted and you knocked those mixers off the shelf and there was a big crash…you wouldn’t let me touch you and you just lay on the floor and screamed…I remember that night I just cried and cried…’ (page 134)|  Reassuring|  ‘Come on, Christopher, touch my hand. Listen to me , Christopher. You can do it’ (page 97)|  selfish|  Leaves her son: ‘I realised you and your father were probably better off if I wasn’t living in the house.’ (p. 136)|  Wholehearted|  ‘Well, I said I’d...