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    Making Characters Memorable

    Making Characters Memorable One of the acid tests of a fiction writer is to make characters memorable. They should not merely be puppets but should have the rarer merit to come alive in the reader’s imagination. Some significant theorists have believed that social types can make interesting characters, and they can perhaps, but will rarely stay on in the mind as individuals. Memorable characters result from an author’s keen observation of life and people and an acute insight into human psychology. If an author believes in social types, like T. S. Eliot does, they should rather make it a blending of the social type with a psychological type. This means…