Christopher thinks he uses logic in every decision, however looking at some of his actions they are in fact irrational. An example of is illogical thinking is when he runs away from home. Christopher is convinced that his father will murder him and is now afraid to be in the same house. Christopher also makes decisions that are rational to him and explains them to his readers. For example, Christopher shows his reasoning for his favourite colours.
As a consequence of his condition, Christopher cannot be as independent as most teens his age. However, Christopher still has the run-of-the-mill desire to do what he wants without anyone telling him otherwise. As a result Christopher disobeys his fathers orders by “telling white lies” and continuing his investigation. “I decided that I was going to find out who killed Wellington even though father had told me to stay out of other people’s business. This is because I do not always do what I am told” (page 29) Christopher’s daring decision to leave behind the life he had always known and travel to London, was his greatest step toward independence.
Look like all they want to do is knock you down.” Enoch tells Haze about his abusive father and this mean lady he lived with before he came there. It really makes me wonder if Enoch ever had anybody to talk to and that is why he is so strong on Haze; because Haze is listening. Enoch tells Haze that he has “wise blood”. “When he realized that today was the day he decided not to get up. He didn’t want to justify his daddy’s blood, he didn’t want to be always having to do something that something else wanted him to do, that he didn’t know what it was and that was always dangerous”(135).
When Tom Robinson has to task the stand Mr. Gilmer starts badgering him by asking him very critical questions and not giving him time to answer which is also not allowed in court. Also he starts to bring up irrelevant facts such as why he was running if he has nothing to hide, and even though Tom Robinson gave him a relevant answer it still makes him look suspicious and like there is more to the case than was already stated, which there wasn’t. To sum everything up, this piece of evidence shows that the people around did not treat him as a person being tried should be and it greatly affected the jury’s
For example “ I said “I didn’t know I was going to get in into trouble, I liked wellington and I went ot say hello to him, but I didn’t know someone had killed him” father said “just try and keep your nose out of other people’s business” I thought for a little and I said” I am going to find out who killed Wellington”” The simple fact that Christopher does not listen to his father is challenging to Ed because Christopher’s fails to understand the upset and anguish he could case the people he might ask as well this is challenge because of Ed’s frustration he fails to explain to Christopher correctly why he should not investigate . Although this is not an essay critiquing Ed`s parenting, much of Christopher’s challenges of growing up attribute to this thus contributing to Christopher’s character. Ed does not always make the greatest choices when it comes to parenting case and point would be when Ed finds out Christopher has learned of the affair and has taken Christopher’s book from him. Ed hid the book in his closet causing Christopher to go looking for it which unleashes Pandora’s Box, the after math of finding his mother’s letters showed Christopher in a new light dealing with emotions he has never had before and not know what to do with them ``I did it for your own good, Christopher. Honestly I did.
Christopher started to foster a certain sense of independence and responsibility for himself as he begun to understand who he is on this journey. He was forced to be daring despite his timid nature because he had set a goal for himself to write a mystery book based on the death of his neighbor’s dog, which eventually unfolds into some disturbing truths. Unlike other adolescents, Christopher’s personal adversities are substantially more disruptive to his social communication skills, hindering his ability to make friends and self-sustainability. Even as a social outcast, he
The point is that an alcoholic not in recovery should be nowhere near a young child or in any committed relationships until sober. The novel is also peppered with horrific flashbacks of abuse at the hands of Jack’s father. Because of the trauma he experienced, it is as hard for Jack to be a normal father as it is for a normal father to strike his son; quite difficult. “In those days it did not seem strange to Jack […] that his own love should go hand-in-hand with his fear […]” (http://www.shmoop.com/shining-stephen-king/family-quotes-3.html). This quote is a perfect illustration of how Jack’s sense of what a relationship should be like is irreversibly altered.
Roger could have indeed chosen to be alongside Ralph in the dilemma of the hunt. But, Roger is afraid he may lose his group of boys that with whom he can be himself. While keeping up with the others, Roger’s fear creates chaos. This is not an acceptable excuse either, it is selfish and not thoroughly thought through. He does not know how to deal with this amount of stress and pressure, causing him to believe that getting rid of his stress
Christopher Boone is definitely a unique child. He always seems to surprise others with his personality. There are many moments in his life that are rather ludicrous, and although some of his traits cause him difficulty, there are some that help him in the long-run. Christopher Boone is an autistic child with superior math skills and the need to always tell the truth. Christopher gets into many diverse situations, and these result in the captured interest of the readers of The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime.
Throughout the novel Dimmesdale’s guilt builds up as he hides his sin. The longer Dimmesdale keeps his sin hidden, the harder it becomes for him to confess his sin. If Dimmesdale continues to keep his guilt hidden it will be near impossible to confess: “If a man wears one mask in public, and another in private he will soon forget which one is real” (Hawthorne 138). Dimmesdale lives a double life. When he is alone he beats and tortures himself because of the deep pain he feels for not confessing his sin.