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The confidante is also a person who is usually somewhat removed from the central action

The confidante is also a person who is usually somewhat removed from the central action

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The  confidante  is also a person who is usually somewhat removed from the central action. For  example, Mrs. Tristram in  The American  is not directly involved in the central action of the novel,  except that she does instigate the action by introducing the main character to the woman he later  seeks to marry. But in some novels, the  confidante  can play a more important function in the main  action. Essentially, the  confidante  observes the action from a distance and comments on this action. She is  a person of exceptional sensitivity and perception, who allows the main character to respond more  deeply and subtly to certain situations. Foreshadowing James is a very careful artist who uses rather often and freely the technique of foreshadowing a later  action. This means that he has given hints in the early parts of the novel about some important thing 
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