English II Honors
October 9, 2015
Direct vs Indirect Characterization
Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization. Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is. Indirect Characterization shows things that reveal the personality of a character. There are five different methods of indirect characterization (STEAL).
Speech: What does the character say? How does the character speak?
Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thought s and feelings?
Effects on others: What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character?
Actions: What does the character do? How does the character behave?
Looks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
In the following I will show examples of indirect and direct characterization.
“He was ugly”
“She is gorgeous”
“There are two types of people in this world, the girl who stood quiet while being punished and the one loud guy that didn’t care whether or not he was wrong or right”
“I don’t like the show that is showing but since the remote control is far from me I will continue to watch the show.”
I am too lazy to get up to change the…
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For example, Adam plays hockey, I played hockey and still do. He also plays for the best team in the league along with several of his friends. I played for a good team and since several of my friends tried out I knew some of my teammates like Adam did.
Next, Adam was moved to another…
Indirect Vs. Direct Characterization
Indirect characterization is when the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him. Indirect characterization works its way around a character so you can figure out how the character is on your own. Direct characterization is when the writer makes direct…
“This town isn’t safe anymore…”
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