TITLE

On Character

AUTHOR(S)
Varallo, Anthony
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts;2009, Vol. 8, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the creation of fictional character according to the author's own experience in his eight grade school year. The author recognizes his teachers as his first instructors in making fictional character. He suggests for the interconnection of gesture, action and speech to convince the readers. He considers this as the best way in fixing an immediate character image in the mind of the readers. He adds that surface is the visible part of a character which was imitated by his classmates in school before.
ACCESSION #
39771410

 

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