The Role Of Father In The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, father is the most influential character because he is mysterious and aggressive, which has made Christopher more independent and curious.

In the novel, father is the character that has extremely impacted and changed Christopher, all his mysterious actions didn't only impact the flow of the book but it also changed Christopher into a more independent and curious person. Christopher was searching his father's room for a book that he wrote, when he found some letters addressed to him that said there were from mother. But months before finding the letters father said that mother had died. On page 94 Christopher says "Then I noticed there were lots of envelopes and they were all
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These bizarre actions forced the novel to move into more depth of who the characters actually are. We saw how just some peculiar things can move the whole book in a new direction. These letters didn't only show a new side of father but they also demonstrated another side of Christopher, his independent side. Usually he follows the rules but in this quote he broke father's orders of going into his room. Also Christopher usually always has to know what and when something is going to happen so that was interesting to see him explore and find unplanned things. When Christopher was exploring father's room it for sure brought some curiosity out of Christopher. For example when Christopher went into the room to find his book he ended up exploring and finding way more things then planned. Continuing on this idea, one night Christopher was walking outside when he found a dead dog that named Wellington. Christopher thought this was odd but he liked dogs so he wanted to investigate why he was dead. On page 49 and 50 Christopher and father say "I could see that father was angry with me, so I said, I know you told me not to get involved in other people's s business but Miss

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