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Character 1Character Development in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeRasmussen CollegeAuthor Note:This assignment was written on for Professor Vicki Phillips’s G331/LIT3382 Section 01Modern World Literature course.
Character 2Character Development in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeITALICS ARE IN THE NEW DOCUMENT AND HAVE BEEN EDITEDChange is important in character development because it shows how the character(s) progresses after numerous stages. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Christopher could be considered hero because he overpowers obstacles to attain his goals and grow as a individual. He is brave, anti-social and strongminded; these are all character traits that take him on the hero’s voyage. These traits slowly help him to accomplish what he wants and show him that he can do anything. Christopher shows courageousness throughout his journey as breaks out of his shell. One example this is by demonstrating bravery. When he finds Mrs. Shear’s dog Wellington, dead on the grass he does not respond in an juvenile way. When the police are investigating the scene, Christopher says, “The policeman squatted beside me and said, ‘would you like to tell me what’s going on here young man?’ I sat up and said, ‘the dog is dead.’” (Haddon, 2003) In spite of the muddled situation, Christopher stays calm and collected. This proves that he is relaxed around the police and gives straight forwardanswers to them. In addition, when Christopher discovers that his father is the one who killed Wellington, he makes chooses to live with his mother in London, England. He takesthe local train and demonstrates bravery because he is on his own and has not been alone in a busy place like a train station. When he is boarding the train he states, “And then I went up to the door and the doors slid open…and I was on the train to London.”
Character 3(Haddon, 2003) Christopher is uninformed of the quick choice he is making, but his courage pulls him through to get to his destination. This represents that Christopher, the boy that always wants to sit in his room by himself, has the ability to be among others. When he reaches his destination, he recognizes his ability to be brave as he shows this through his journey. Christopher proudly says, “…I know I can do this because I went to London on my own…and I found my mother and I was brave…I can do anything.” (Haddon, 2003) When Christopher finally breaks out of his shell, he portrays the self-confidence, he has now, and his bravery can permit him to accomplish anything he wishes. This character development keeps the story moving, as Anne Perry states “that