Christopher Boone Challenges

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Christopher Boone is quite the unique child with quite the different outlook on life. Christopher is extremely sharp and very nosy so much so that it gets him into trouble his character is quite entertaining aggravating and funny. Reading this book showed me just what contributed to Christopher’s character for example his parents both Judy and Ed Boone, their parenting and life choices that ultimately led Christopher on the path to how he has grown up and dealt with his emotions, but as well as that contributing to Christopher’s character being judge from the world outside clearly has had some sort of effect on Christopher. At the beginning of the book we get to know Christopher, we learn very quickly he is a sharp young man. An example…show more content…
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. I never meant to lie to you. I just…show more content…
Shears; Ed became close with Mrs. Shears. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shears did not have a close relationship with Christopher Mr. shears clearly did not understand Christopher’s personality. There are many examples of people judging Christopher as who he was for example page 186 “ where is 451c chapter road, London NW2 5NG” the man said “two ninety five, are you going to buy the book or not” “I don’t know” “well you can get your dirty fingers off of it if you don’t mind” “where is 451c chapter road, London NW2 5NG” “you can either buy the A-Z or you can hop it. I’m not a walking encyclopedia” When Christopher asked for directions the man could’ve been nicer the second time Christopher asked he got irritated with him because he didn’t feel like dealing with Christopher. To Mr. Shears Christopher invaded his life with Judy, which Christopher does not understand I feel empathy for Christopher but as well I also feel that Christopher is a very selfish person. Christopher was very selfish when he ran away from his dad, It was also very selfish of him to show up at his mothers house and expect her to take care of him now. The one thing in my mind I found extremely selfish was Christopher expecting his mother to move back to Swindon so he could take a math course, yes A level maths was important to Christopher but London roger and Judy’s job was very important to Judy but Christopher didn’t see past his own needs. “I’m going to get an a grade, And that’s why I
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