An Analysis Of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Being a mother is a gift that is unimaginable to any woman who does not have a child in their life. It’s a connection that is unmatched and insurmountable in any form or other relationship In Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Christopher’s mother demonstrates that she is an unfit parent, and therefore does not deserve a second chance to support her son. A combination of reasons combined leaving Christopher's Mother known to have abandoned her husband and her son. The major reasons why she should not have a second chance for form a relationship with Christopher include her lack of patience, lack of experience and understanding and finally her self-centered personaility. Sadly, Christopher's mother is suffering …show more content…
Christopher's mother has very little experience and understanding of feelings with her own child which is shocking and quite disgusting. Christopher waited on the steps of his mother's apartment. When his mother finally seen him, she goes straight for a hug. She should have known that Christopher wasn’t comfortable with hugs. Christopher’s discomfort is seen; "And Mother put her arms around me and said, “Christopher, Christopher, Christopher.” And I pushed her away because she was grabbing me and I didn’t like it, and I pushed hard and I fell over” (Haddon 191) Christopher’s mother wasn’t thinking when she gave her son a big hug which luckily didn’t get dangerous. She should have had prior knowledge that Christopher detested hugs. When Christopher truly wishes to attend the Math’s A Level Test because he really enjoys mathematics but, his mother doesn't understand that his brain works in a certain way which is different than hers. Christopher askes his mother if he could do his Math’s A Level Test but, his mother responds with "I'm sorry, …show more content…
Then they wonder why all their relationships fail. In majority letters written to Christopher, his mother was talking about 1her accomplishments, her life, her daily life, but no explanation, and no motherly character. " Dear Christopher, we have a new fridge and cooker at last! Roger and I drove to the tip at the weekend to throw the old ones away” (Haddon 104) First sentence is about her and her weekend. She doesn't even write a hello just, getting into her life thinking it's going to make Christopher feel better. It's very sad that she has a vision that leaving her son is not a big deal and writing letter that's just self-centered is creating a better connection between them. In most of her "heart-felt" letters to her son, she doesn't realize how hurt Christopher still is. She keeps babbling on about how great her daily life is without Christopher. " I've been very busy. I've got a new job working as a secretary for a factory that makes things out of steel” (Haddon 97 )In this excerpt of the novel, once again Judy is explaining to her son what she has accomplishment but, what surprises me that she doesn't seem to realize that her son that she abandoned is still hurt and yet she still talks about her "perfect"

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