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What are Ms. Granger's internal characteristics in Frindle?

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In Andrew Clements' novel Frindle, Ms. Granger is the main antagonist. She has a reputation for being a tough teacher who demands the best from her students. Though she may be demanding, this does not stem from any cruelty towards her students, but rather high expectations and a deep love and appreciation for the language she teaches. In fact, one of Ms. Grangers additional internal traits is her sense of humor. Her intelligence is highlighted near the end of Frindle when it is revealed that not only did she understand what was going on with Nick Allen's word invention, but helped it along by challenging Nick which gave him and his friends the push to keep the word frindle in use. When, years later, she gives him a copy of the dictionary with frindle printed in it, it also shows that she cares about her students and is proud of what they can accomplish. 

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