Christopher's Relationship With His Father
In addition Christopher takes the news of his mother’s death, fairly well, with showing no emotion. Instead of showing emotion Christopher, like he normally does, supplies a logical analysis and explanation for the situation. A child who suffers with autism accepts scenarios rather than coping through emotional reactions. Autistic people do this to prevent themselves from wasting time trying to reason through something with emotion, because it is something that they already understand. However, Christopher accepts that not everything in life can be explained. “And she said that was like life, and not all murders were solved and not all murderers were caught” (Haddon 67).
Throughout the book Mark Haddon makes it very obvious, to the audience, that Christopher is one of many children who has trouble with understanding the feelings of others and has difficulty with reading body language and understanding facial expressions of another person. Christopher often can’t understand what certain facial expressions mean, “I find people confusing. This is for two main reasons. The first main reason is that people do a lot of talking without using any words. Siobhan says that if you raise one eyebrow it can mean lots of different things. It can mean ‘I want to do sex with you’ and it can also mean ‘I think that what you just said was very stupid’" (Haddon 14-15). Along with it being difficult for Christopher to understand facial expressions, it’s also difficult for him to understand…