In my writing I find it to be easier to grab the attention of an audience when comparing unlike things but never making the connection until much further in the text, sometimes this consists of using three or four similes or metaphors when describing a character. In the sense of the protagonist it is something that he sees, creating a pattern of thought. A message that I push for my in my own novel or writing is that reality is a combination of perspective and context. Can this work in terms of developing a character? Would it be to much or is there a fine line. I have seen something like this done in a book that I did not understand until long after I read it but that could be because I was forced to and did not find the plot at the time, all that appealing. I can not post in the workshop or I would put an example up, I am sorry I am trying to come across as clear as possible.