Direct Characterization: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of indirect characterization?

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1. Motivation in literature refers to:

2. Direct characterization is best defined by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Direct characterization is an important method used in literature, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as related literary concepts. Some of the terms you'll be assessed on include indirect characterization and motivation in literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on definitions and examples of:

  • Direct characterization
  • Indirect characterization
  • Motivation in literature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet enables you to apply these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as motivation in literature
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast direct and indirect characterization
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of direct characterization to identify it in a specific example
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about characterization in literature and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out more about characterization in literature by completing the accompanying lesson, Direct Characterization: Definition & Examples. The lesson is based on these objectives:

  • Define direct characterization and understand how to recognize it in literature
  • Explain motivation as it applies to characterization
  • Learn to recognize indirect characterization in literature
  • Discover how internal conflict is shown in direct characterization
  • Understand where direct characterization is seen in given examples