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Direct & Indirect Characterization.

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Brittany Cerny

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Transcript of Direct & Indirect Characterization.

of Mice & Men
Of Mice & Men
Direct & Indirect Characterization
Nina &
Direct Characterization:

" a huge man, sharpless of face with large pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders. "

pg. 2
"Lennie dabbled his big paws in the water."

pg. 2
" They walked in single file down the path."

pg. 3
pg.2 "Small strong hands, quick, restless eyes, slender arms, tan skinned face, and a thin bony nose."
Direct: Curley's wife
"She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers." pg. 31
"She smiled archly and twitched her body." pg. 31
"Curley's wife came around the end of the last stall." pg.86
George: Indirect
"Wore denim trousers, denim coats with brass buttons, black shapeless hats, and carried a tight blanket roll over his shoulder." pg.2
"Lennie!" he said sharply. "Lennie for Gods' sakes don't drink so much!" pg. 3
"You'd drink out of a gutter if you was thirsty!" pg. 3
"George knelt beside the pool and drank from his hand with small quick scoops." pg. 3
"He threw a scoop of water into his face and rubbed it about with his hand, under his chin and around the back of his neck." pg. 3
Indirect: Lennie
"His voice broke a little. pg. 9
"Lennie held out his hands pleadingly." pg. 43
"Lennie continued to snort into the pool."
Direct Characterization is when the author directly tells you about the character. Ex. "He turned his head."
Indirect Characterization is when the author shows you how the character acts or feels. Ex. "Even if she jumped i'd still be taller than her."
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