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Give a prime example of the direct characterization of Dexter.

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Authors accomplish direct characterization when they closely describe characters's looks and traits. Sometimes it is the narrator who provides it, or it can be the words of another character in the work.

Dexter Green has a decisive and self-confident personality, seen first on the day that he abruptly quits his job as a caddy. He tells Mr. Jones, who pleads with Dexter to caddy for him, that "I decided I was too old." Dexter's winter dreams lead him to sidestep the then-conventional worlds of the stock market and sales to become a self-made businessman. He "borrowed a thousand dollars on his college degree and his confident mouth, and bought a partnership in a...

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