Characterization

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Defines terms and provides examples associated with characterization in fictional texts.

Defines terms and provides examples associated with characterization in fictional texts.

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  • 1. Characterization
  • 2. What are character traitsA character trait is any piece ofinformation that helps us better “know” thecharacterCharacter traits can include: Appearance Sayings Thoughts Likes/ Dislikes Speech Patterns
  • 3. Types of CharactersMain character : ProtagonistAntagonist: conflicts withProtagonistRound : has contradictory traitsFlat: only reveals one personalitytrait
  • 4. Types of Characters cont.Stereotype: familiar or often repeatedcharacterDynamic: Changes throughout storyStatic: Remains the same.
  • 5. CharacterizationHow characters reveal themselves is calledCharacterizationDirect characterization: the writer makes directstatements about the character’s personalityIndirect characterization: the writer revealscharacter’s personality through words actionsand other character’s thoughts about thecharacter
  • 6. ReviewShe had a gloomy attitude. She neversmiled and her outlook on life wasdepressing.Is this indirect or direct characterizationAnswer: direct
  • 7. ReviewA character that changes their outlook asa result of learning a life lesson is static ordynamic?Answer: Dynamic
  • 8. ReviewA character that hates tomatoes but lovesketchup is flat or round?Answer: Round