Style of writing in lines 102-113

Your exam task asks you to focus on the style of writing in lines 102-113 of “Let’s Go to the Videotape” by Fiona Maazel. These lines are crucial to the story as they present Gus’ video for school and Nick’s reaction to it. This is the moment when Nick realises that his son has been psychologically affected by the accident.

Throughout these lines, the narrative perspective switches between father and the son, and this is reflected in the language. Particularly the fact that one of the characters is a young boy and the other a grown man can be seen from the words they use. 

Nick’s language and point of view can be seen from his thoughts while watching his son’s school video. One example is this: 

Nick had often overheard Gus yapping about the cars and had though...

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