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Which of Noah Claypole's character traits is revealed in this excerpt from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens?

Noah, whose top waistcoat-button might have been somewhere on a level with the crown of Oliver's head, rubbed his eyes with the inside of his wrists while this commiseration was bestowed upon him, and performed some affecting tears and sniffs.


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ivetteivetteivette

2 years ago Comment

I believe that the trait is deceptiveness: it does not really sound like Noah is really crying out of the emotions inside of him, but rather for show: he "performed" some tears, rather than cried, which suggests that it was for the benefit of the viewer, not because it expressed his genuine emotions.