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What is a direct and indirect characterization of Madame Loisel?

direct and indirect characterizations

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A direct characterization takes place when the writer speaking through the narrator describes a character. A direct characterization regarding Madame Loisel is as follows:

"She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means of getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she let herself be married off to a little clerk in the Ministry of Education."

An indirect characterization gives us a description of the character through their own actions or words.

"I'm utterly miserable at not having any jewels, not a single stone, to wear," she replied. "I shall look absolutely no one. I would almost rather not go to the party."


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Indirect- generous

"Madame Forestier went to her dressing-table, took up a large box, brought it to Madame Loisel, opened it, and said:

"Choose, my dear." "


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