Cite three examples of indirect characterization to portray Sasha in the short story "A Problem"

Cite three examples of indirect characterization to portray Sasha in the short story “A Problem”

Cite three examples of indirect characterization to portray Sasha in the short story “A Problem”

Cite three examples of indirect characterization to portray Sasha in the short story “A Problem”
There are four methods of indirect characterization:through the character’s actionsthrough the character’s thoughts, feelings, and speechesthrough the character’s the comments and reactions of other charactersthrough a physical description of the characterHere are three examples of indirect characterization:The character’s actionsIn Chekhov’s “A Problem” Sasha Uskov has cashed a false promissory note and his actions have caused embarrassment to his family.The reactions of other charactersThe uncles of Sasha are meeting to discuss what should be done about Sasha’s actions. One uncle, who is a colonel, proposes that they let Sasha pay the legal penalty for his actions while other relatives are considering covering the promissory note. He tells them, Who says that family honour is a mere convention?….I am only warning you against a false view; I am pointing out the possibility of an unpardonable mistake.Another uncle, Ivan Markovitch, wants to protect the family honour; also, he is sympathetic toward Sasha:He began with saying that youth has its rights and its peculiar temptations. Which of us has not been young, and who has not been led astray?The character’s thoughts, feelings, and speechesSasha feels that “Criminal” is a horrible word and he rationalizes his behavior thinking, “…that is what murderers, thieves, robbers are; in fact, wicked and morally hopeless people.” He feels that debt is not a crime; after all, his uncle Ivan Markovitch and the Colonel are in debt.When his family finally decides to pay his promissory note and prevent him from criminal charges, Sasha is relieved. However, rather than thank his uncle Ivan Markovitch, whose eyes are tear-stained, he begins to think about his friend Von Burst, who will be celebrating his name day and how he wants to join him and his other friends. Excited, he demands one hundred rubles. When his uncle is astounded and falls back in horror at Sasha’s menacing tone, Sasha almost attacks him, threatening to give himself up to the authorities and embarrass the family, or even write another false promissory note.His uncle hands him the money; later, Sasha thinks to himself, “Now I see that I am a criminal; yes, I am a criminal.”