Character Depth? Where?

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Ch. 6 of Writing About Literature.

"Setting may intersect with character as a means by which authors underscore the influence of place, circumstance, and time on human growth and change" (111).

In most of the stories I've read, setting plays a major part with character. Take the Scarlet Letter for example. The town itself is like a character because helps tell about the discrimination Hester had to go through. There are other examples, but you get the idea right? In order to tell more about a character, a writer can tailor an environment around his/her traits.

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Absolutely. For example, Beast in Beauty and the Beast is a recluse. His setting, an isolated castle in the woods in which he sits in a room all by himself staring at a flower, represents his seclusion.

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