Direct and Indirect Characterization
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When an author describes a character directly.
When you have to make an inference or draw a conclusion abour a character based on details the author gives.
"I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes."
"Johnny gulped and got a little pale, but he said, "You heard me. Leave her alone."
"Socials were the jet set - the West-side rich kids."
"Greasers are almost like hoods."
"Dally got up and stalked off, his fists jammed in his pockets and a frown on his face. He didn't come back."
"She was a little smaller than Cherry. She was cute, but that Cherry Valance was a real looker."
"I quit worrying about everything and thought about how nice it was to sit with a girl.
Grendel is evil.
"But Johnny, except for the fact that his hands were twitching, looked as cool as Darry ever had."
"Dally walked us back to the door, turning off the porch light before we stepped out. "Git goin'!" He messed up Johnny's hair. "Take care, kid," he said softly."
The seafarer, lonely and scared, was determined to search for foreign land.
"Ponyboy . . . I mean . . . if I see you in the hall at school or someplace and don't say hi, well, it's not personal or anything, but . . ."
Hrothgar bowed his head and searched through his mind. What can he do to stop Grendel?
The wanderer has sorrow in his heart.
Beowulf snatched the monster's arm off with his bare hands.
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