What is an example of caricature in literature?

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Dec 6, 2016

A caricature is a portrayal of someone which greatly exaggerates that person's faults, shortcomings or odd features


Many of Dickens characters are caricatures. For example his portrayal of Dickens, based on a Jewish "fence" of the time Ikey Solomon, was so exaggerated and stereotypical that it brought complaints indeed outrage from the Jewish community. Dickens responded by including a "good" Jewish character in Our Mutual Friend, Simon Riah.