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Minnie Bibble In many short stories authors develop the characters by using different ways of characterization These methods may include both direct and or indirect characterizationIn the short story He Thinks Hes Wonderful F Scott Fitzgerald develops Minnie Bibble in both of these ways Fitzgerald uses direct characterization first in describing Minnie Direct characterization is statements or facts that the author tells the reader directly Using this we learned that Minnie is a fifteen-year-old girl whose father had moved her to Southampton from New Orleans in May in order to get her mind off of boys and love This move was not very effective she was engaged before the first of June Second Fitzgerald also uses indirect characterization through thoughts words and actions and through perceptions of other characters This shows that Minnie has a wonderful personality and is very charming We also learn immediately that she has taken a liking to the main character Basil He thinks She is certainly a wonderful girl and that she is very addicting As the story develops so does Minnies character After she and Basil had made plans for him to accompany her and her family to Glacier Park and talked about meeting each other constantly her plans fell through Though Minne seemed not to be very upset about leaving Basil his heart was broken that she was gone Through Fitzgeralds methods of characterization we know that Minnie Bibble is a round character because of her change of heart at the end of the story At first it seems Minnie and Basil were to have a solid love relationship but when the plans fall through and Minne acts as though it doesnt effect her it seems Basil had just fallen for Minnies charm as other boys had in the past
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