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Monday, August 3, 2020

How to prepare a character sketch - Nomita (Matchbox)

A 'short story' is a prose narrative "requiring from half an hour to one or two hours in its perusal." (Edgar Allen Poe). Plot, character, dialogue, time and place of action, style and stated or implied philosophy of life are the chief elements of any prose fiction. Even though, the brevity is the most important characteristic of the short story, still there is scope for characterization, and development of the plot at least in the limited sense of the term. Plot and character are the two important elements of a short story. The plot is the arrangement of the events in the story. What about the character? Let's analyze the various aspects of characterisation with reference to Nomita, the protagonist of the short story 'Matchbox'.
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