Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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Within the novel The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon, the main character Christopher Boone writes to us in his perspective about our world. I could write all about Christopher being a hero or an innocent revealing characteristics of society, but as I complete the book I'd like to write an interpretation of the love between parent and child. Reading this book made me think back to one of my favourite novels, a book called Room by Emma Donoghue, which is written in a 5-year old's perspective. In the book Room, Jack writes about his personal surroundings, what he likes and we also learn about a child who has never seen nor interacted with the outside world. Both Jack and Christopher share similar traits and they both rely on the safety and comfort within their loved ones. The story starts off with Christopher and his father, Ed Boone, whom does many things for his son in order to keep him feeling safe. Loving and caring for an autistic child is never an easy task, and as we read on we think his father is a mean man who always looses his temper, but when Christopher disobeys the rules, he finds true answers about where his mother is. In doing so, Christopher becomes sick all over the place and his father finds him, but instead of lashing out about his son snooping around his room, he caves in and does everything in his power to keep Christopher calm. "He said. "I'm sorry, Christopher. I'm so, so sorry." Then I could hear that he was crying because his breath sounded all bubbly and wet... Then he said "I did it for your own good, Christopher. Honestly, I did. I never meant to lie.." Then he touched me on the shoulder again and said "Christopher, we have to get you cleaned up, OK? ... Let's do this really gently... I'm going to have to touch you, but it's going to be all right." (114, 115) In this moment Christopher has become so overwhelmed
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