The Curious Incident Of The Dog Essay

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“Parenting isn’t a practice. It’s a daily learning experience” -Unknown. What makes a good parent? The qualities of fine parenting involve attributes like love and compassion, understanding and honesty, and at some point in the novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” both Judy and Ed do a good job, while they both have flaws, but then again we all do, in the end show that they are determined to be good parents. There are a lot of lessons learnt, a lot of mistakes made and a lot of forgiving and understanding and everything in this book is seen through the eyes of Christopher.

Ed is a very sympathetic parent and person, he looks after his son Christopher, he shows great respect for him throughout the book. When we first meet Ed, he goes to get Chris out of the police station, after being arrested. “I want to see my son.. Why the hell is he locked up?” - Ed. Once Chris was finally released, his father is there waiting for him. Ed spreads his fingers out in a fan, Christopher does the same thing, they then touch hands as a symbol of love. “Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors and providers for their children” -Iyanla Vanzant. Christopher uncovers perhaps the greatest secret of the novel, who killed Wellington? After finding the letters and discovering what happen to Judy, Christopher finds out that it was his own father killed Wellington, Wellington is Mrs Shears (Christopher’s next door neighbour’s) dog. “ If you don’t tell the truth now, then…

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