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The establishing of characters and the positioning of a reader to respond to the characters and the issues presented is greatly influence by a certain point of view Montana 1948 by Larry Watson employs the use of a first person point of view to successfully establish the characters and shape the readers response towards the individual characters and issues within the novel Through the use of both the naive 12 year old and the intrusions of 52 year old David Hayden Montana 1948 purports to reconstruct the events of summer in 1948 During this summer David finds out that the adult world is very complex and not always fair or righteous to anyone Through finding out that his uncle Frank Hayden has been misusing his position of trust and power as a doctor Davids point of view positions the reader to respond in a particular way towards the characters and also to the issues presented which include loyalty justice racism misuse of power prejudice rape and suicide Throughout the text Davids point of view not only effectively establishes the characters but the use of both the child and adult Davids point of view also shapes the readers response towards the presented characters and issues The intertwining of the child and the adult Davids point of view effectively establishes one of the main characters Wesley Hayden Wesley who is Davids father is a very intelligent serious introverted tolerant and sensitive man The first insight of Wesley that the reader gets in Montana 1948 is of the na Davids disappointment at the lack of excitement danger and bravery in Wesleys role as sheriff And that disappointed me at the time As long as my father was going to be sheriff why couldnt some of that promise be fulfilled David later presents Wesley to the reader as a very dependable ethical and loyal man The reader is then positioned to sympathize with Wesley not because of his
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