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Fear
Imagine you’re face to face with death, what is the feeling most people would get? Not, everyone in this world could feel that feeling, which is fear. Christopher Boone, a 14 year old boy, for one, can’t feel fear like others because of his autism. In fact, he can’t express his emotions like other children, because of his autism. Just imagine living without emotions, wouldn’t that be torturing? But, just like any strong person, or a person that’s been through rough situation, you’ll learn to express those feelings you thought you didn’t have. In the book “The curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” you can see the development of his expression towards fear. Christopher found out many things about his father that made him fear his own father, he got into situations that he has never been in before and made him feel real uncomfortable, which developed to fear, and it wasn’t just Christopher that felt fear in the book, his father also was terrified about Christopher finding out the biggest secret, about his mother whereabouts.
Throughout the story, Christopher mentions that his mother is dead, and has been dead for years. That’s because his father, Ed Boone, told him this lie to “protect” him from the harsh truths. Christopher’s father kept 43 letters written by Christopher’s mother, Judy Boone, away for 2 years “I counted the letters. There were 43 of them. They were all addressed to me in the same handwriting.” (Haddon 104). All the letters were addressed to Christopher and not one single letter reached him. Christopher found the letters in his father’s shirt box, while looking for his book. His father was afraid of Christopher finding out that his mother wasn’t dead, because she had abandoned them, and she also had an affair with Mr. Shears. He sort of, kept a grudge, and didn’t want Christopher to interact with her.
Further into the story, Christopher develops fear towards his own father due to a dramatic revelation. At the beginning of the story, Christopher talks about the murder of wellington, Mrs....

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