Answer the following questions about direct and indirect characterization as it relates to The Secret Life of Bees.
Questions and Answers
Explain the difference between direct and indirect characterization.
Use examples from The Secret Life of Bees to show how Lily is described using indirect characterization.
Create a character or choose someone you know and describe them indirectly in 2 paragraphs.
Relating to indirect characterization, what does STEAL stand for?
Speech, Thoughts, Empathy, Attitude, Looks
Speech, Thoughts, Emotions, Affect on others, Looks
Specialty, Toughness, Emotions, Attitude, Looks
Strongness, Tenderness, Empathy, Affect on others, Laughter
Lily's choice to lie to the Calendar Sisters about her whole life story is an example of indirect characterization. Which example of "STEAL" is this?
Affect on Others
"Listen to me," he said, his fingers squeezing into my arms. "We were arguing like you said. We didn't see you at first. Then we turned around and you were standing there holding the gun. You'd picked it up off the floor. Then it just went off."This indirect characterization of T. Ray describes his...
Affect on others/Relationships
_____________ characterization is when the author comes right out and explains the characters' traits without dropping hints. Ex: Rosaleen was a colored woman who did not know how to read.
______________ characterization is when the author does not come right out and explains the characters. Hints are dropped through their actions, interactions, and other aspects as well.
Lily love for her mother's old things is an example of _________________ characterization.
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