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why does an author use dialogue in characterization?

why does an author use dialogue in characterization?

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  1. Lucifer
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    Dialogue is an important tool for authors to create an in-depth picture of the characters of a story. The character’s voice and personality can be revealed through the words spoken by the characters and their gestures.

    The best way to understand this concept is to read a good book with excellent dialogue. You will see how the author creates characters and gives them the life that makes them unique. In my opinion, the best example of this is “A Prayer For Owen Meany” by John Irving. In this novel, the main character is a boy who has been adopted. His voice and his behavior are represented by the narrator.

    This narration is written through the voice of the protagonist, Owen. By listening to Owen’s narration, we can observe the world around him and what he thinks about his family and his future. In addition to the narration, dialogue also plays an important role in characterization. Dialogue is often used in the description of the characters. It can show us their thoughts and emotions. We can see that the narrator is a teenager who is trying to understand what happens around him. The reader can feel the same feelings as the narrator.

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