Newer theories of facial expression have called into question earlier ones known chiefly through the work of Paul Ekman (Basic Emotions Theory or BET) finding that basic human emotions such as anger, fear, disgust, surprise, sadness and joy are reflected in predictable and universal facial displays.
Why qualify with quotation marks Coco Chanel’s undeniably great contributions to fashion, cosmetology and, indeed, women’s liberation? After all, she was once deemed one of the twentieth century’s most influential women.
To preview the novel, we introduce and briefly describe the major characters—as in a play or historical fiction: their identities, descriptions and backgrounds—encouraging the reader to anticipate how they might think and act. In fact, it is that sense of expectation—and inevitability—that epitomizes effective character-driven fiction.