The Dog of Pompeii takes place in the city of Pompeii, in 79 AD just before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. EXPOSITION!
Mt. Vesuvius is erupting slowly but surely. Tito is experiencing some trouble with his breathing.
Protagonist - Tito Antagonist - Mt. Vesuvius
In the story," Dog of Pompeii," the author expresses the theme of man vs. nature and man vs. man. Tito struggles to escape the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and he struggles the loss of his friend, Bimbo the dog. " Bimbo!" Tito cried out. This shows the part in which Tito realized that Bimbo was missing.
The author's purpose of writing this story is to provide a fictional perspective of the event. Instead of writing a non - fictional text, the author most likely decided to create fictional characters to provide a different plot.
Tito and Bimbo aren't very credible characters because they act the opposite of each other. For example, Bimbo collects the food for Tito and himself to eat, which shows he act like a human, and Tito spends most of the day lying down, which shows that he acts like a dog because he isn't very active.