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The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses by Bessie Head Hannetjie is a new warder to the Span One prison group When introduced in the story the warder Hannetjie is a figure of strong nature and will He is demanding and controlling When he gets caught stealing Brille a prisoner in the group sparks a deal with Hannetjie The prisoners of Span One get to enjoy privileges to help comfort their long stay ahead In return they will steal for Hannetjie and cooperate with him to make the group look outstanding The relationship of the characters takes on change that ends in cooperation on both sides The story The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses is told in the third person limited omniscient We are limited to Brilles thoughts and reminiscences We are never told any thoughts of the other characters introduced in the story Brille is presented as the protagonist He plays the role of the central character becomes the hero amongst his group and displays empathy to his group and family Hannetjie plays the role of the antagonist even though Hannetjie takes on the biggest change in behavior When the story begins we are introduced to Brille who appears to be easily intimidated He takes notice of the clouds passing by He is thin little has a hollowed out chest and knobby knees He is portrayed as a weak man Weak men tend to be easily intimidated However he is not easily intimidated or weak We find out he is able to manipulate the warder He is even able to control is twelve children who are out of control when alone in the presence of their own mother Hannetjie is introduced as a man with frightening eyes A simple primitive brutal soul gazed out of them Head 104 With the brief description of the eyes Hannetjies meanness is displayed to the reader He is one of the many warders that have been sought
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