As I explore the opening 10 minutes of Peaky Blinders it’s clear that Steven Knight shows Thomas Shelby’ character visually, through action, in 3 ways.
1. How he acts.
2. How he reacts.
3. How others react to him.
By his actions we learn he is generous and humble.
By his reactions we learn he does not bow down to authority.
By others’ reactions to him we learn he is feared and revered, by both the common people and the police.
How are you showing character in your opening ten pages?