What are examples of direct and indirect characterization of Granny Cain in Toni Cade Bambara's story "Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird"?

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Authors use characterization to make a character come to life for a reader. Through characterization, the reader can learn how the character talks, thinks, feels, behaves, what the character looks like, and what other characters think of the character in question. Authors can use both direct and indirect characterization to make a character come alive. When an author uses direct characterization, the author comes right out and describes something about the character, usually in the voice of the narrator. In contrast, indirect characterization is more subtle. Authors create indirect characterization by placing a character in a scene. By reading what the character does and says in the scene, the reader is able to...

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