Comparing The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Has it ever been difficult for you to make a choice? Especially if you don't know if it's the right one? You're not alone because in the books The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and The Wave, two characters had to make some very important decisions. It was difficult because they both didn't have much experience in trying to make decisions that others didn't agree with. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher had to make some very tough choices such as leaving his father to go live with his mother in London. In The Wave, Laurie, a senior at Gordon High had to make a decision no one agreed with. She didn't want to be in The Wave. So it was hard for her to be able to stay behind a decision that …show more content…
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher becomes afraid after his father tells him that he killed Wellington the dog. On page 123 "That it was 1:20 am but I haven't heard father come upstairs to bed. I wonder if he will sleep downstairs or whether he was waiting to come to kill me. So I got up my Swiss Army knife and open the sawblade so that I can defend myself. " after Christmas dad pick them up from the police station after being investigated Christopher told his dad his intentions of finding out who killed Wellington. His father's response is on page 21 "then father bang the steering wheel with his fists and the car we have a little bit across the dotted line in the middle of the road and he shouted, "I said leave it, for gods sake. " In The Wave, Laurie is afraid after her ex-boyfriend David pushes her down to the ground because she refuses to not post information exposing The Wave in the school newspaper. On pg. 114,"Almost out of control, he screamed "Shut up!" and threw her down on the grass. Her books went flying off into the ground. David held her tightly, "God, I'm sorry, "he whispered. He could feel her tremble and he wondered how on earth he could've done something so stupid. ". David, Laurie's ex-boyfriend was a Wave member and he was angry at Laurie for trying to expose it. On page 113, "But Laurie kept persisting. "I will write and I will say anything that I want to, …show more content…
These two themes may seem very different, but underneath the surface, they are practically the same. Struggling to be independent is normal during the teenage years. It is the transition between teen and adult. Fascism is very dangerous, especially when you haven't learned to be independent. Once you become independent, you know how to think for yourself and you are more aware of things that happen around you. In The Wave none of the kids have truly become independent, so they are influenced by others more than anything. So before you become independent, you're usually making decisions based on what other people do or say. For example, you and your friend plan to go to the mall. But she becomes sick and cancels last minute. 9 times out of 10, you will not go and the next time they are feeling better, you will go together. But when you become independent, you learn to do things on your own, usually with no one else's advice or input. So in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher is struggling with becoming independent and he still has to listen to other people even when he doesn't want to. So if you don't listen to yourself. But sometimes and most of the time, the person has your best interest in mind and probably is making the decision for you because they don't think you have the capability of being

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