Christopher Boone Essay

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Christopher Boone, the main character, has an intense form of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome which immensely affects his social behaviors and ability to understand social cues. This is a personal challenge for not only Christopher but also those around him, especially his father. When Christopher was reunited with his father after temporarily being under arrest it is revealed to the readers that although Christopher is unable to understand complex emotion, he shares a special bond with his father. The action Christopher and his father engage may be described as an elongated high-five instead of hugging one another “Father wants to give me a hug, but I do not like hugging people, so we do this instead, and it means that he loves me.” This is also seen when Christopher becomes upset when Siobhan after she makes a joke in regards to Christopher…show more content…
Trust is having confidence within a relationship however such trust often leads to the ramifications of becoming vulnerable, and when someone becomes vulnerable we often find things to comfort ourselves. Christophers understanding of trust and truth often trails him into unusual environment in which he is unable to handle, for example when Christophers father confesses to Wellingtons murder. "then he held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a fan. But I screamed and pushed him backwards so that he fell off the bed and onto the floor", the act in which he and his father engaged in to comfort Christopher now made Christopher upset and angry this reveals to the audience that trust can be challenge by personal attribute, Haddon use of expressive terms in regards to Christophers actions convinces the audience not only his dissapointment in his fathers lie but also his fear that his father may do the same thing to
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