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How does point-of-view reveal his personality values and attitudes With Nathanial as narrator we read how he feels about certain situations and as teenagers we are able to empathise with him Because of the way Nathanial thinks and speaks he shows his personality and how he feels about different situations His attitudes are shown through the way he describes and reacts to different events For example the way he describes the science teacher who loves ants Mr Ellis Nathanial hates the way he talks about how ants are superior in the way they work together and interact When we read this we relate this to our own lives and we think of teachers who also act like this We are also able to sympathise with Nathanial in painful situations One of these is the burning of the Tod As a reader we read about the way he describes and feels about the situation We feel sorry for Nathanial because of the way the dog is killed and also the way he is described He arched and coiled yelping in pain and fright This is an example of one sentence that makes the reader feel sorry for Nathanial as it describes the image of his burned dog This creates an atmosphere of hate towards budda who is responsible for the death of the Tod This helps us to really understand how Nathanial feels as if he is talking to us Nathanials values his own integrity his pet dog and the fact that good can and will always triumph over evil We are shown that he values the Tod very highly because he is constantly talking and thinking about him and also takes him for a walk on most days He feels bad when he leaves the Tod out in the cold weather which shows his constant concern for the dog He values his integrity very highly as he tries to be trusting honest and
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