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Definition of characterization


Characterization: There are several different ways of presenting a character in fiction or drama:Explicit presentation: Here the omniscient author describes the outward appear­ance and the psychological nature of a cha­rac­­ter. If a character's thoughts and/or his feel­ings are de­scrib­ed we speak of introspection.Implicit presentation: A character is presented in terms of his or her environ­ment. If a person lives in strange surround­ings he is assumed to be strange himself. Since the au­thor does not tell us explicitly, the reader is expected to draw his own conclusions. Dramatic presentation: A character is presented through action, interaction or dia­logue. Here, too, the author seems to have withdrawn from the scene and the reader (or audience) must form their own impressions.



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