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Use the Cybrary to find information about characterization

Use the Cybrary to find information about characterization. Read some tips on writing believable characters. Select one character (whom you know or about whom you have read) and write contrasting paragraphs about that character. In the first, try to make the character likeable. In the second, attempt to arouse a hostile reaction toward the character. Finally, in the third paragraph, choose the one you think is more successful and explain why.

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Characterization is the method used by a writer to develop a character. The method includes (1) showing the character's appearance, (2) displaying the character's actions, (3) revealing the character's thoughts, (4) letting the character speak, and (5) getting the reactions of others. Further, it is the revelation of the personality of a character in a literary work. Methods of characterization include (1) by what the character says about himself or herself, (2) by what others reveal about the character, and (3) by the character's own actions. It is also the process of developing and portraying a character. Moreover, it is the method used by a writer to develop a character. The method includes (1) showing the character's appearance, (2) displaying the character's actions, (3) revealing the character's thoughts, (4) letting the character speak, and (5) getting the reactions of others. In addition, this is the process of creating a believable character through inclusion of all character dimensions. Sometimes it is the method an author uses to acquaint a reader with his or her ...

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Using the example of Brutus from Julius Caesar, this solution discusses characterization and how perceptions of likability and hostility can be applied to him. References are included to support this answer.

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