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Authors describe characters directly as well as indirectly. Following is an example of direct description of Curley:

...a young man came into the bunk house; a thin young man with a brown face with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair. He wore a work glove on his lift hand, and, like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots.

In contrast, which of the following serves to indirectly develop Curley's character?

Select ALL that apply.


"By Christ, he's gotta talk when he's spoke to. What the hell are you gettin' into it for?" (said by Curley, about Lennie)


"Say, what the hell's he got on his shoulder? Lennie didn't do nothing to him." (said by George, about Curley)


"Curley's pretty handy. He done quite a bit in the ring. He's a lightweight, and he handy." (said by Candy, about Curley)


"Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at 'em because he ain't a big guy." (said by Candy, about Curley)


"He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists. He stiffened and went into a slight crouch. His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious." (narration)

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