Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Essay by Karmveer

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Essay Mr. Boone is not completely evil because he has good intentions behind many of his misdeeds. He only wants what is best for Christopher. Mr. Boone accepts Christopher’s special needs and wants him to succeed in life. He helps Christopher a lot more than anyone else, even Judy Boone; Christopher’s mother doesn’t help Christopher as much. Although Ed Boone’s immoral actions were evil, the good intentions, helpfulness, and patience that he displays toward his son, Christopher proves that Mr. Boone is the evil figure with an ultimately good heart. Ed shows a lot of helpfulness to everyone and especially Christopher. This is what lets Ed be so good with Christopher, patience lets Ed be…show more content…
Ed stood up for Christopher when someone under estimated him and this let Christopher succeed on to becoming what he wants to be. Ed Boone has good intentions toward Christopher and only wishes the best for him, even though his actions and decisions are not always the best. He hid the letters, that Christopher’s mother sent Christopher. He also lied to Christopher about his mother, telling Christopher that she died of a heart attack. Even though the things Ed did look evil and bad hearted, he did it out of love. Just like he killed Wellington, Mrs. Shears dog, because he loved her and she rejected him, and Ed got out of control. Ed lied and hid the letters from Christopher because Christopher, being a person with special needs, did not feel sad and take the divorce and separation of his parents too deeply and harshly. Ed also did this so Christopher would not leave him, because Ed loves him a lot. After Ed found out that Christopher read the letters, he apologized and said, “I’m sorry, Christopher, I’m so, so sorry” [Page 114]. Ed even said and told Christopher it was for his safety and for good, that it was all for a good cause. Ed said,
“I did it for your good, Christopher. Honestly I did. I never meant to lie. I just thought… I just thought it was better if you didn’t know… that… that… I didn’t mean to… I was going to show them to you when you were older” [Page 114].
Ed was rash and unfair, but with a good heart, which is clearly
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