How Does Susan Cooper Create Sympathy For Nat

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Explore some of the ways Susan Cooper creates sympathy for Nat
In this extract taken from chapter one, Susan Cooper shows the reader a different side of Nathan, an actor from the company of boys.
Nathan, at first, looks like a normal everyday character but towards the end of chapter one Nat talks about the theatre as ‘his space, a kind of home’ which could potentially reveal that he does not have a home that he loves. Making the reader question Nat’s family life.
Continuing the act of sympathy, Cooper keeps Nat quiet in the talk about family and how his parents felt about him coming to London as the reader will now be sympathizing for Nat as he is unaccounted for in the paragraph. Until he is pressured by questions from fellow actor Eric Sawyer
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