Characters like Uriah Heep, Wilkins Micawber, Fagis all live on in Charles Dickens’ fame because they are so distinct. Wilkins Micawber’s rambling theatrics, his pomposity create a character at once ludicrous and vivid. These characters are brought to life in figurative caricatures. With the stroke of a pen their small quirks, mannerisms are magnified as the man in the picture before us. Sometimes, to bring a character to life, we must make them larger than life.
Have fun imagining this man’s character as he daintily sips his tea, pinched tightly between his fingers. Carefully poised over the tiny table, he peers beyond his primly set glasses. Whether he is a charlatan, clod or coxcomb, an interesting story may be about to walk through his front door.
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