However, already on the first page we see that Christopher her “stroked Wellington” by his own choice. Throughout the book, we understand more of Christopher’ hearted and his relationship with the people around him. We learn that he s uncomfortable with even hugging his own father and instead, “spread his fingers out in a fan and we made our fingers and thumbs touch each other. ” meaning that Christopher is much more comfortable “hugging dog” than hugging his father. L like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy , sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because the y cannot talk. ” Christopher has a straightforward relationship with animals. Unlike humans, dogs in particular expresses their emotions outwardly and it is important to keep in mind of who at Chi roisterer mentioned with dogs being unable to tell lies.
In a way, he is foreshadowing a bout the future events that would happen later in the book and we know by the end Of the boo k that his father had lied to him about his mother’s infidelity and had instead claimed that his mother had died. Christopher feels betrayed by his own father who had not only fed him lies buy t also the fact that his father had killed the poodle, Wellington. In the second chapter, we learn that Christopher is unable to recognize comply acted emotions that flashes through people’s face.
Whilst he tries to figure these complex me actions out, the facial expression aren’t quite everlasting like it is on his piece of paper. On the other hand again, as mentioned, in chapter four to Christopher, dogs only have “four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating” making it very easy for Christopher to understand the dog. Furthermore, dogs do not quite have social cues that humans follow and Chris stopper finds it easier to spend his time with the dog as he does not have to gather or press me whether he has breached the social norms or not.
For example, Christopher had to be ex publicly told by Skibobs that Christopher was not to say “some dogs were cleverer and more interesting than some people. Steve, for example, who comes to school on Thursdays, needs h alp to eat his food and could not even fetch a stick. Skibobs asked me not to say this to Set eve’s mother. ” Christopher values dogs much more than humans as seen in the quote he do sees not understand circumstances that others face and merely judges their worth to dog.
Whilst Christopher makes his way investigating his neighborhood he came a cross house 39, he immediately mentions the fact that Mrs. Alexander “has a dog. It is a Dachshund, so she was probably a good person because she liked dogs”. Christopher judges people by the way they treat and what type of animals they have.