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Gifs Explains: The Unbelievable Fact

[Spoiler Alert]

What would you do if your Father lied about your Mother’s death and was also a murderer? In the book, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Christopher finds out the most unbelievable secrets he would ever know in his life. Because of this incident, Christopher decides to make the big decision. Below are a series of Gifs that would help explain what happens.

 

“I just thought…I just thought it was better if you didn’t know…that…that…I didn’t mean…I was going to show them to you when you were older” (Haddon114).

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The first Gif is showing Christopher was really shocked and confused when he found out his Father has hid the letters his Mother had wrote to him and told him, she died because of a heart attack when she was actually still alive.

 

“I killed Wellington, Christopher” (120).

The second Gif represents the fear Christopher has for his Father, he not only lied about his Mother’s death, he also killed Mrs. Shear’s Dog, Wellington, just because Mrs.Shears didn’t want to have a relationship with him. Christopher was  even wrote a book about finding the mysterious killer, he could not believe his Father was the killer of the case he was trying to solve. Christopher was afraid, he was scared his dad would also kill him.

 

“…I had to go to London to live with my Mother” (131).

The third Gif represents Christopher not feeling safe so decides to go to London to find his Mother. Christopher stole his Father’s credit card in order to pay for the train tickets to London. Swindon to London was far, he almost gave up in many situations, especially the fact there were many people in the train and he hated being touched. But to not see his Father, the only place he could go was his Mother’s place.

 

 

“Christopher, Christopher, Christopher” (191).

The fourth Gif happens when Christopher finally met his Mother, his Mother tried to hug him but he did not like being touched so they used the finger to finger way. Christopher explains why he never replied to any of the letters and why he came. Haddon writes, “I’m going to live with you because Father killed Wellington with a garden fork and I’m frightened of him” (192). Christopher decides to live with his Mother and Mr. Shears because he thinks of his Father as a murderer.

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The Odd One

Have you ever heard of a fifteen year old that could possibly do this? Mark Haddon writes, “I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057” (2). In the book, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, the boy, Christopher John Francis Boone had no trouble doing it. Christopher was different compared to others his age, he was not in  a normal school, he was sent to a school that deals with social/behaviour problems because he could not understand people’s emotions. After reading the exposition of the book, the word best describes Christopher is, odd.

I found Christopher odd because there were many different situations showing how he is really different compared to people his age. Mark Haddon writes, “Then the police arrived. I like the police. They have uniforms and numbers and you know what they are meant to be doing” (6). Have you seen some one not run away from the police when they are about to arrest you? When the police officers were going to arrest Christopher, he was still thinking about if he did liked the police or not. Mark Haddon writes, “I didn’t like him touching me like this. And this is when I hit him” (8). Christopher was also a very sensitive person, he did not like touching people too close or else he would hit back, his father couldn’t even hug him. “I held up his right hand and spread his finger out in a fan. Mark Haddon writes, I held up my left hand and spread my fingers out in a fan and we made our fingers and thumbs touch each other “(16). This was a very odd way of showing love, but because they could not hug, this was the way to represent hug with his dad. Mark Haddon writes, “I wonder if the police will find out who killed him and punish the person” (21). Christopher had different feelings to animals, in his mind, animal and human are equal. After getting into some trouble with the police, his dad tells him to stop caring about the dog and just let it go incase of more trouble. Mark Haddon writes, “I decided that I was going who killed Wellington…” (28). Even after his father insisting, Christopher still feels this is very important so he had to find out the mysterious killer.

Looking over the exposition of the book, you can notice how all the actions Christopher had done was very different from normal teenagers. Normal teenagers would be hanging out with friends and maybe dating the opposite sex. But for Christopher, he does not like people too close around him and he spends days or weeks trying to find out a death of a dog. Christopher is the odd one.

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