Carmody uses the "good vs evil" theme to show insight into what happens to Nathanial and his evil fighting gang, and how he struggles to break free of the darkness in Cheshunt.
Nathanial is trying to fight the evil but his mother is stoping him without even knowing(the darkness is taking over her).
Nathanial struggles to fight the evil with bullys trying to persuade him, in their evil ways, to cross to The gathering(evil gang).
His only friends are the "good" people and he can have no social contact with them so the "Kraken" doesn't defeat them.
Nathanial has no social friends to support him
Nathanial uses his social life to benefit the group: Doing an assignment on the history of the town; he talks to old people that witnessed herrific events in cheshunt at his mums work
Carmody uses the Australian culure and identity to create a certain theme and feel.
In Cheshunt the laws and Rules are biest to the evil as they have taken over the town.
Carmody creates the sense that "The Kraken" is like Hitler and the town and children are his army of evil.
She creates the illusion that Nathanial makes his own decisions and that he takes on the responsibility of finding out about the previous gangs.
The Gathering by Isobelle Carmody
Alludes that "the kraken" is Hitler
Language forms features and structures
Point of view - 1st person
Protagonists Who or what is the Antagonist?
Carmody creates a story that is exiting because something happens every chapter to keep suspence.
She uses clues in the text near the climax for you to remember what happened what he saw, and what was said in the past that could make Nathanial win the fight...