representation of persons (or other beings or creatures) in narrative and dramatic works of art

Characterization is the idea of making characters for a narrative.[1] It is a literary element and may be used in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters can be shown by description. They can also be shown through their speech, thoughts, or actions.


  1. Harrison, Martin. 1998. The Language of Theatre. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-87830-087-2.(pp 51-2)

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