Jennings-1 Rob Jennings Stevens Pre-AP English 2/10/11 “A Christmas Memory” In the short story, “A Christmas Memory,” by Truman Capote

, Capote describes himself and his friend from his childhood. In this story there are many examples of characterization. This includes the example of the face of Capote’s friend. “… but it is delicate too, finely boned and her eyes are sherry-colored and timid” (Capote 310). This quote is describing the “remarkable” face of Capote’s friend (310). Characterization is important to the reader because it puts the reader in the story, so that they can understand the story better. Characterization is important to the story because it describes people, which enhances the story. Characterization also may be important to the author because it may have helped him cope with his long-suppressed loss.

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