We should consider whether he makes them (1) merely caricatures, or (2) type characters, standing for certain general traits of human nature but not convincingly real or especially significant persons, or (3) genuine individuals with all the inconsistencies and half-revealed tendencies that in actual life belong to real personality.
It may also be asked whether the characters are simple, as some people are in actual life, or complex, like most interesting persons; whether they develop, as all real people must under the action of significant experience, or whether the author merely presents them in brief situations or lacks the power to make them anything but stationary.
"I do not refuse, brother Andres," said the farmer, "be good enough to come along with me, and I swear by all the orders of knighthood there are in the world to pay you as I have agreed, real
, and perfumed."
The Prince accordingly made her his wife; being now convinced that he had found a real
"Is not the Real
Horse a beautiful animal?" asked the Sawhorse admiringly.
"Those that remained about the field were real
. Those we loosed as scavengers to devour the bodies of the dead of Torquas.
Well, it all happened just as she hoped, for Peter found the letter, and of course nothing could be easier for the fairies than to turn the goat into a real
one, and so that is how Peter got the goat on which he now rides round the Gardens every night playing sublimely on his pipe.
He wasn't strong and it was a shock to him, because he was real
fond of the child, though, as I've said, Leslie was his favorite.
'Ugh!' said all the ladies-in-waiting, 'it is real
I was taken home, nervous and overwrought, sick with the invasion of my real
life by that other life of my dreams.
You drive me mad with your drivel!" So Nishikanta cried out in nervous pain that was real
That it is a fairyland and no real
world which Spenser opens to us is the great difference between Chaucer and him.