The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone is a 15 year old boy, living with his father(Ed Boone) at 36 Randolph street. He is told that his mother died while being sick at the hospital. While in fact she had left and went to London with a neighbor called “Mr Shears”. Christopher is also the narrator in the text. Ed Boone is Christopher's single father. He makes meals and take care of Christopher’s daily needs. He owns a heating maintenance and boiler repair business.

Christopher and Ed loves each other, but Christopher has a rather special way of showing it because he does not like to be touched, nor to chat about unimportant topics. But we can see that they have developed a way for them to show their love to each other without touching to much. They spread their fingers like a fan, and let the fingers and thumbs touch each other. Christopher's father (Ed) is patient with how Christopher acts, and he takes Christopher's feelings into account. Like for instance when making food Christopher don't want to eat food that is touching each other on the plate, so he puts the food on the plate so it will not touch. Or he can change the color of food, whom has a color that Christopher does not like. In these cases we see that his father cares about him, and that he is patient about Christopher’s needs. But we also see that Ed can get really angry and lacks skill to work out problems verbally, which scares Christopher a lot. He is also devastated from the way his relationship with Christopher’s mother ended two years earlier.

Christopher and Ed have a relationship that can be hard to keep over longer periods since Ed works a lot for Christopher to have a good life and to feel safe, and Christopher lacks the social ability to show love. So for Ed it may seem like he works for nothing, since he won't get anything back.

Through the novel Christopher changes, he is a dynamic character. His mind feels safe when...
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