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|Is she using the direct method
Written by Pete
(9/6/2013 10:29 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, An extended Persuasion, penned by Diba
As I understand it, Authors can directly or indirectly communicate a character's personality/ability/values.
"Characterization is the way in which authors convey information about their characters. Characterization can be direct, as when an author tells readers what a character is like (e.g. "George was cunning and greedy.") or indirect, as when an author shows what a character is like by portraying his or her actions, speech, or thoughts (eg. "On the crowded subway, George slipped his hand into the man's coat pocket and withdrew the wallet, undetected.")."
In the case you pointed out, maybe Austen was using the direct method but did not see the need to ALSO use the indirect method.
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