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Read the excerpt from the strange case of dr. jekyll and mr. hyde. “we have common friends,” said mr. utterson. “common friends,” echoed mr. hyde, a little hoarsely. “who are they? ” “jekyll, for instance,” said the lawyer. “he never told you,” cried mr. hyde, with a flush of anger. “i did not think you would have lied.” “come,” said mr. utterson, “that is not fitting language.” the other snarled aloud into a savage laugh; and the next moment, with extraordinary quickness, he had unlocked the door and disappeared into the house. which statement best describes how mr. hyde is characterized in the excerpt? the author uses direct characterization to show readers that mr. hyde is a sinister man. the author uses direct characterization to show readers that mr. hyde has a strange appearance. the author uses indirect characterization to show that mr. hyde is lonely and misunderstood. the author uses indirect characterization to show that mr. hyde is rude and uncivilized.

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The author uses indirect characterization to show that Mr. Hyde is rude and uncontrollable.

Indirect characterization is when the author displays the character traits through his speech, thoughts, actions, effects on others and observations. For example, a character who looks unclean with riotous ripped clothes would be poor or homeless. The author does not say this specifically, but shows it in detail. A direct characterization is when the author specifically tells you a character trait. For example, Sam was always dishonest; he never told anyone the truth about who he really was. In this example Sam is being characterized just as dishonest. In the passage, Mr. Hyde is never directly attributed. Its characteristics are never explicitly mentioned. Instead the reader must find them an indirect attribute. In this passage, Mr. Hyde is not shown to be lonely or misunderstood. It’s just rude.