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Although the author clearly respects Alexander, there are instances where she criticizes him. How are these criticisms important to the overall narrative?

In order for Alexander’s story to be successful, the had to fairly present and criticize the mistakes Alexander made. If she did not, then the reader may see her as unreliable, which would discredit the story she is trying to tell. By accentuating the less favorable aspects of Alexander’s character, the author attempts to portray herself as a reliable narrator. The result is successful, as the reader knows she will always share every side of the story, even if Alexander is not in the right.

Is the author successful in depicting Alexander as a sympathetic character, despite his mistakes? If so, how? If not, why?

Although the author does not shy away from Alexander’s flaws, she still wants the reader to sympathize...

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