How do you change a direct characterization into an indirect characterization?

1 Answer
Sep 4, 2017

See explanation.


Direct characterization means describing character by using adjectives.

For example:

  • John is an unusually honest man.

Indirect characterization is describing people through their actionsm, speech, appearance etc.

An indirect equivalent to the pervious description could be for example:

  • When John found a wallet on the street, he returned it immediately to the nearby police station.

In the above text no adjectives were used but from the situation described we can assume that John is an honest man.