Characterization 1

IB English A: Language & Literature: Characterization 1

Why do some fictional characters seem so real? How do writers bring these imaginary people to life? Characterization, or the art of creating a character, is a literary device that relies on narrative technique. Generally speaking there are four ways in which readers become familiar with fictional character: For example, some of the most famous words from Hamlet, "to be or not to be," tell us a lot about who he is. On...

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