Today we will contrast the actions of characters in a work of fiction. contrast – the difference characters– a person or anything that acts like a person in a story actions – what characters do fiction – not real
What contrasts can you identify between these two characters?
characterization The words an author uses to describe the characters. That might include words about the characters’: Actions Feelings Thoughts Words
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characterization Protagonist – a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work2: a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause Antagonist - one that contends with or opposes another :adversary, opponent http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antagonist
Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know? Wicked Witch of the West antagonist Dorothy protagonist
Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?
Can a character’s actions effect the plot of the story? Why or why not?
A character’s actions might change the direction of the story (for good or for bad).
A mistake (problem) made by the character might cause the plot to veer into trouble, drama, and climax.
The actions taken by the characters depends on the plot of the story.
Resources Guided Practice * The Blind Man and the Hunter: A Wisdom Tale from West Africa http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/blindman.pdf Independent Practice * The White Crane http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/whitecrane.pdf Character Traits http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/traits.pdf Character Traits Worksheet http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/RWT186-2.pdf