Martindale 1Stephen MartindaleMrs. WhalenPeriod 2, English 9 HonorsFebruary 5, 2016Discovering ConfidenceChristopher Boone, the protagonist in Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, changes by becoming more self-confident. Though Christopher is facing the limits of his condition, after growing his self-confidence, he is able to move beyond certain restrictions. One aspect of Christopher’s personality would be his curiosity. This is being displayed as Christopher says “I had a stroke of inspiration about who killed Wellington.”(42) After seeing Wellington murdered, Christopher could not help but investigate more into who killed Wellington and why. Additionally, without his confidence would have never had thought of who killed Wellington. The words, “had a stroke of inspiration” imply adventure and curiosity.Another indication of Christopher’s growing confidence is when he becomes more independent.