Examples of how subtext can be used in dialogue for Spotlight on Character Class
|1. An 18-year-old has decided to go into the military after high school:
a. Has conversation with his parents about them wanting him to take on more responsibility.
b. Tells his parents that college really isn’t for him, even though he knows they want him to go.
2. A woman finds a man attractive and would like to date him:
a. Starts a conversation about his hobbies and who he likes to do them with.
b. Starts a conversation about a social gathering to check his interest in events like it.
3. An elderly woman wants to get a dog, but doesn’t think her husband will agree:
a. Starts a conversation about how empty the house feels now that the grandkids live so far away.
b. Starts a conversation about how the neighborhood is going downhill and it would be nice to have some protection.