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Characterization
What is Characterization? <ul><li>The way an author creates and develops a fictional individual in a work.  In literature ...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Direct Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of explicit detail to describe a character ...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Indirect Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use of actions or implication to detail a...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Dynamic Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who through an experience or epiphany und...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Static Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who is essentially the same person from th...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Round Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A complex, and many-sided character demonstrating multi...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Flat Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who has one or two dominant personality trai...
Creating a Character <ul><li>Stock Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A special kind of flat character in which the author ut...
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  1. 1. Characterization
  2. 2. What is Characterization? <ul><li>The way an author creates and develops a fictional individual in a work. In literature the goal of characterization is to explore human psychology and motivation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating a Character <ul><li>Direct Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of explicit detail to describe a character either through exposition by a narrator or through the words of characters in the story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“In real life I am a large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands.” (Everyday Use, p.174) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“Dee wanted nice things.” (Everyday Use, p. 175) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Creating a Character <ul><li>Indirect Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use of actions or implication to detail a character. The reader understands the character through what the character says or does. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: (Everyday Use) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We know from the way Mama has cleaned up and her fantasy that she feels inferior to her daughter Dee. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We know that Dee is pretentious and not a good daughter from the way she treats her mother. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Creating a Character <ul><li>Dynamic Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who through an experience or epiphany undergoes a distinct change of character, personality or outlook. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It must be consistent with the individual’s characterization as dramatized in the story. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It must be sufficiently motivated by the circumstances in which the character is placed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The story must offer sufficient time for the change to take place and still be believable. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Creating a Character <ul><li>Static Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who is essentially the same person from the beginning of the story to the end. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Creating a Character <ul><li>Round Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A complex, and many-sided character demonstrating multiple personality traits. The round character has the three-dimensional quality of a real person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Huck Finn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holden Caulfield </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Creating a Character <ul><li>Flat Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character who has one or two dominant personality traits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” is miserly but little else. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dee in “Everyday Use” is pretentious and snobbish but we know little else about her. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Creating a Character <ul><li>Stock Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A special kind of flat character in which the author utilizes stereotypes to create the character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The crazy scientist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The brilliant detective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The glamorous spy </li></ul></ul></ul>
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