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Marriage is a Private Affair. By Chinua Achebe. Characterization. Method(s) in which an author uses to develop character(s). This is how characters come to life. Direct Characterization.

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Marriage is a private affair

Marriage is a Private Affair

By Chinua Achebe


Characterization

Characterization

  • Method(s) in which an author uses to develop character(s). This is how characters come to life.


Direct characterization

Direct Characterization

  • A method of characterization in which a character is developed by the author explicitly (clearly) stating the traits (physical, personality, or behavioral).


Direct characterization1

Direct Characterization

  • He is forgetful.

  • The woman is rude.

  • Tom and Martha are creative.


Indirect characterization

Indirect Characterization

  • A method of characterization in which the author develops the character by showing the traits through the character’s actions, thoughts, words (dialogue), and interactions with other characters.


Indirect characterization1

Indirect Characterization

  • Tom forgot his grocery list, and his wife was livid because he couldn’t remember the three items.

  • “Move it! Get out of my way!” asserted the woman on the subway to the mother of a crying baby.

  • Tom and Martha painted their parade float with pride, and Mrs. Smith congratulated them, “I have never seen a float with such detail!”


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