Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, cycle 25 pages 120-135

Christopher is still confused by his father’s confession. He is wondering why would he kill Wellington? At first, Christopher thinks it's a joke, but as his father explains he realizes it’s not. The reason why Christopher’s father killed Wellington was out frustration. When his wife left, Mrs. Shears became a big part of their life. She began spending lots of time with them. Christopher’s father thought that they would move in together, even get married. She didn’t feel the same way. Upset with her decision, Christopher’s father believes that she loves Wellington more than him. As he sees the dog on the lawn after the conversation, he takes the pitchfork and murders the dog. After learning all of this, Christopher is frightened by his father. He thinks that it is unsafe to live with him and wants to runaway, but where to? The only place he thinks that is suitable is to go to London to live with his mother. First, needs to find a place for his rat, Toby to live. He goes to Mrs. Alexander to give over Toby. She tries to explain that this was all a big misunderstanding.
Planisphere is a map of half or more of the celestial sphere with a device for indicating the part of a given location visible at a given time. Parabola is a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone with a plane parallel to a generator of the cone; the set of points in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point in the same plane or in a parallel plane.
There are a few things that frustrate me with this book one of them is why would Christopher’s father lie to him about major topics such as his mother and Wellington? His father complete cuts Christopher off from his mother and tells him that she’s dead. His father should explain what is going instead of lying and getting himself into this mess. Now Christopher doesn’t trust him and is terrified of staying with him. Another reason why I think he shielded all this information from him was because of the fact that Christopher has a disability and he would not be able to cope. In the end, the father has made choices in the book that have made me frustrated whether it is lying or murdering.

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