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a curious incedent of the dog in the night time

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Introduction

In 'The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night Time' show how the relationship within the family affects the events and outcome of the story?. The 'Curious Incident of the dog in the night time' by Mark Haddon is a novel which deals with family life. It is set in fairly modern times. The novel revolves around Christopher John Francis Boone who is the narrator and protagonist of the novel; and tells us the story of his search for the killer of Wellington, a neighbour's dog. In the course of the story Christopher Boone discovers the identity of the killer of the dog but also that his father has lied to him about his mother's death and that she is really alive. Christopher can not understand the emotions of his family because of his autism. This is trying to be helped at his school by his helper Siobhan. My aim is to show how the relationship within the family affects the events and outcome of the story. ...read more.

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For an intelligent boy he does not have much common sense because she is still upset about the whole "Curious Incident" and he doesn't think about this. Mrs Shears has a fair idea about who killed Wellington but does not tell him because she does not want involved and it would also ruin the plot of the story. Christopher needs help at school because he suffers from Autism and needs help in school. Siobhan helps him learn different emotions to help him during his life. "I got Siobhan to draw lots of these faces and then write down next to them what they met" This shows us that she cares about him and she wants to help him learn about the different emotions that we go through in life. Christopher and his mum had a good relationship before she disappeared from his life. They were on holiday and she pretended to be attacked by a shark in front of Christopher. ...read more.

Conclusion

His dad killed Wellington for revenge against Mr. Shears. This triggers off the mystery of "The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time' for Christopher to solve and he discovers the letters about his mum and goes to find her. Since Christopher wants to stay with his mum, this means they are going to have to come to some sort of arrangement to look after him. In "The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time' Christopher has changed through out the novel because of how the relationship within the family affects the events and outcome of the story.. Christopher finds out that his dad killed Mrs Shears dog, Wellington, which acts as a catalyst to unravel the story of finding his mum. His mum has been cut out of his life by his dad by hiding letters that she wrote to him. By the end of the novel Christopher has matured and is looking forward to going to university and looks forward to a new relationship with his mum and dad. ...read more.

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