Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

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Do you think the author wanted the reader to feel sorry for Mr. Bergen when he was observed after the beating in Summer of My German Soldier?  Chapters 9-13

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Following the beating that Patty takes from her father after he catches her with Freddy Dowd, it is revealed that Anton witnessed Mr. Bergen talking to himself in the garage.

Over and over he kept repeating, "Nobody loves me. In my whole life, nobody has ever loved me."

In order to show that Mr. Bergen is not...

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