Definition of portrayal:
word picture, personation, tale, portraying, expression, vignette, line drawing, depiction, story, act, version, characterization, enactment, word-painting, definition, portrait, passage, profile, depicting, sketch, delineation, show, limning, characterisation, portraiture.
- imitation (part of speech: noun)
representation (part of speech: noun)
- writing (part of speech: noun)
- report (part of speech: noun)
The restlessness and discomfort, and at the same time the sense of unknown and fascinating possibilities which are the birthright of talented youth, and in the portrayal of which Balzac is supreme, must have been well known to him by experience; and his almost Oriental love of beauty and luxury made his life of grinding poverty peculiarly galling.- "Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings", Mary F. Sandars.
- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
It is the conception of literature as something apart from life, superfinely aloof, which makes it really unimportant to the great mass of mankind, without a message or a meaning for them; and it is the notion that a novel may be false in its portrayal of causes and effects that makes literary art contemptible even to those whom it amuses, that forbids them to regard the novelist as a serious or right- minded person.- "Literature and Life", William Dean Howells.