What are two examples of indirect characterization?

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Indirect characterization can be described as the author showing you, the reader, what a character is like, rather than telling you. So, instead of saying that a character is greedy (as Dickens, in fact, does in the first chapter of this book), a writer can show a character's personality traits through indirect characterization through what the character says, the things they wear, the things they do, and so on. So, the reader infers from indirect characterization what kind of person a character is.

Looking at Dickens's initial description of Scrooge, then, we can see that a lot of it is direct...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on January 3, 2020