Monday, May 18, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, cycle 26 pages 135-150

Christopher decides to follow through with his plans. He is going to runaway to live with his mother. To do this, he breaks into his own house while his father is out looking for him. He gathers food and spots his father’s wallet. He takes his credit cards and leaves to find the train station. He first runs to his school to find Siobhan. Something catches his eye when he arrives at the school, his father’s van. He quickly runs away from the school and asks a stranger for direction. Christopher doesn’t trust anyone but his friends and family. He finds the train station but finds himself lost. He doesn't know what to do. So he quietly sits down on a bench to think. 2 hours later, a policeman approaches him. Christopher is afraid that he will find out that he is running away and will take him home. He talks his way out of being escorted home and instead is escorted to a cash machine. He then withdraws money for a ticket to London.
Snooker is a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of colors other than red, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls, each with a point value of 1, into a pocket before shooting at one of the other balls, with point values of from 2 to 7.
Through my personal experiences I can relate to the reading. Christopher is just trying to find him self a home and himself. He is lost and doesn't know really what is going on in his life. His parents have their share of problems that have lead to the confusion such as lying and leaving him without saying anything. This books theme is about Christopher finding him self, understanding his life, and figuring out why it’s the way it is. My parents do things I don't understand. They leave me confused and dumbfounded. Sometimes I feel that the only option is to runaway. So I kind of understand and can connect to the reading. Anyone can relate to this because you always have to find your self in life.

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