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Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow. People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most recent meal. And his most frequently uttered expression, “Waaaal, I just don’t know,” can make him sound less than bright. So, some enter a negotiating session with Harry relaxed and confident that their side will prevail and that Harry will gain no concessions for his group. That assumption is one that Harry cultivates, and it is a big, big mistake. What kind of technique does an author use to show a character’s traits through that character’s dialogue?
A. symbolism and irony
B. point of view
C. direct characterization
D. indirect characterization
The author literally tells the audience what a character is like. This may be done via the narrator, another character or by the character him- or herself.
The audience must infer for themselves what the character is like through the character’s thoughts, actions, speech (choice of words, way of talking), looks and interaction with other characters, including other characters’ reactions to that particular person.
Since the author describes Harry by describing his social interactions with other persons, I would think that this is indirect characterization
NOT direct characterization
Point of View
Yes, it's Point of View. Like Chris said.
No, no, no. It's NOT B. Point of View. I'm sorry, that was wrong. I took the test and B. was wrong. It's NOT A. either.