Re-read the description of Toby Crackit on page 133. How does his physicality reflect his character?
Note the diction (“tortured,” “thrust,” and “dirty”) reflecting a rather unsavory character. He is “reposing at full length, smoking a long clay pipe,” which illustrates his appreciation of comforts in life, and his “ornamented” fingers show his aspirations of wealth. The “snuff-coloured coat,” “orange neckerchief,” and “reddish” hair give him an overall red-orange color often associated with danger, perhaps signifying his willingness to endanger himself by undertaking risky business. He is impressed with his own weak legs in his top-boots, perhaps indicating that he has a...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 834 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 6237 literature essays, 1735 sample college application essays, 250 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.