Prompt #5 to truly understand someone and be able to judge his or her actions, you must understand his or her past. In order to prove that this statement is not always true, We used the scene where Christopher's dad confesses that he killed wellington. Then we asked for people's feelings when they found out Christopher's dad was the killer, and compared it to their feelings after they found out what made him do it. In order to do that we asked them two questions : 1. How did you feel when you found out that Christopher's father was the one who killed Wellington ? 2. How did your feelings change towards Christopher's father after you found out the reasoning behind his actons ?
My initial reaction was just confusion and nothing else, but after reading about what he was going through I though that. It did kind of make sense for him to kill the dog but there are definitely other ways in which he could have dealt with his problems.
I felt very upset and curious when I found out Christopher's father killed Wellington. I was curious as to why he would murder an innocent dog. It was definetely a shock. After I figured out why he killed he dog my feelings did not change, I still think it is a despicable thing to do, and it doesn't justify him killing the dog.
I was shocked because I didn't expect the killer to be someone that close to Christopher. I Don't think my feelings changed towards his father because his reasoning doesn't justify his actions!
I was surprised but I really liked the plot twist. His father is crazy but its not real, simply fiction. When I found out it was his father who killed the dog, I didn't really mind. I felt kind of bad when Christopher went back to his mother, even though his dad stuck by his side all these years. His father was wrong to kill Wellington.
I felt shocked and disappointed when I found out that the father was the perpetrator of killing Wellington. Even after I read the reasons I felt trustrated because I think there was no need to kill Wellington.