Physiognomy, the physical features and characteristics of a person that indicate personality, intentions, or other internal trait. plays an important role in literature by allowing the audience or reader to identify characters who have hidden intentions or motives.
Physiognomy Examples - Richard III by William Shakespeare | Use T Charts to compare and contrast physiognomy in literature!
Physiognomy: Evil Characters
• deformed • walks with a limp • has one shoulder higher than the other which makes him hunchbacked • withered arm
"And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, to entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days. Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king, In deadly hate, the one against the other."