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Chapter 10Understanding Characterisation          By Melvin
What is      Characterisation?• Characterisation is the way how writers  create, develop and present the  characters in a ...
Characterisation• We, as readers, are interested in what  happens to the characters as it is what  that drives a storyline...
Direct Characterisation• Direct characterisation is a  technique where the writer tells us  about a character by explicitl...
Indirect         Characterisation• Indirect characterisation is a technique where the writer  shows us what a character is...
Ways to understanding a      character• There are four basic ways to  understand a character by:• Appearance• Actions• Spe...
Appearance• Appearance is the description of a  character’s physical features, attire,  facial expressions and body langua...
Actions• The actions of a character in a story  will reveal information which will  guide us to a deeper understanding  of...
Speech• The way how characters speak and  interact also reveal a lot from them,  giving us an insight into their  thoughts...
Impact on others       characters• Another way how writers help  readers understand a character  better is to allow them t...
The EndThank you
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  1. 1. Chapter 10Understanding Characterisation By Melvin
  2. 2. What is Characterisation?• Characterisation is the way how writers create, develop and present the characters in a narrative.• It also involves describing the appearance, actions, speech, thoughts and feelings of the characters. In fact, anything can help to reveal their personality
  3. 3. Characterisation• We, as readers, are interested in what happens to the characters as it is what that drives a storyline along• It is useful for readers to understand the ways in what writers strike to make their characters believable and memorable as to make us become more of an attentive and responsive reader. When we care and become interested in a story, we will enjoy the story
  4. 4. Direct Characterisation• Direct characterisation is a technique where the writer tells us about a character by explicitly starting what he or she is like. The character’s personality and what he or she is thinking about so we do not need to inter from the information
  5. 5. Indirect Characterisation• Indirect characterisation is a technique where the writer shows us what a character is like through. For example, his or her appearance, actions, speech, thoughts, feelings and what other characters think and say about him or her.• While direct characterisation provides clear and immediate information about characters, it can lead to some readers to feel less involved or ‘connected’ with them. Indirect characterisation however, leaves readers to work out what the characters are actually thinking or feeling. This can be effective for engaging readers’ imagination.
  6. 6. Ways to understanding a character• There are four basic ways to understand a character by:• Appearance• Actions• Speech• Impact on other characters
  7. 7. Appearance• Appearance is the description of a character’s physical features, attire, facial expressions and body language such as postures and gestures. These external signs help us know more about the characters.
  8. 8. Actions• The actions of a character in a story will reveal information which will guide us to a deeper understanding of a characters’ thoughts, feelings and motivations. It is also helpful to consider what the character chooses not to do
  9. 9. Speech• The way how characters speak and interact also reveal a lot from them, giving us an insight into their thoughts, feelings and attitudes
  10. 10. Impact on others characters• Another way how writers help readers understand a character better is to allow them to see the character through the eyes of others characters in the story.
  11. 11. The EndThank you
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