6.2.1 Can’t stop talking about characters
Note down your ideas about the Fitzgerald story.
- You may have noted that Fitzgerald makes some use of summary; is this effective?
- There is little or no use of physical description – is this a deficit?
- There is a considerable use of dialogue, so we see the characters in action in a scene; is the dialogue effective in revealing what characters are like and the sorts of misunderstanding that arises between them?
- In many narratives there might be a preponderance of one particular method over another at any one time – is there a dominant method of portrayal in this story?