Agenda & Objective<br />HAND OUT PICTURE FORMS<br />Characterization Notes<br />Lord of the Flies: Character Study<br />Give students chance to place an order<br />Learn Characterization Techniques<br />Increase knowledge of characters in LOTF to improve multiple choice test scores<br />Prepare notes for use on essay<br />
Be prepared for essay and test by Monday of next week. We will probably take the test on Wednesday and write the essay on Friday.<br />
Characterization<br />Characterization = The art of creating characters<br />Character = A person in a story…if a place or thing is given human qualities it too can be studied as a character<br />
Inference<br />What a reader knows about a character is based largely on inference (educated guess)<br />
Five Techniques<br />Speech - What characters say<br />Action - What characters do<br />Appearance - What characters look like<br />Thoughts - What characters think<br />Opinions of Others - What others think about a character<br />
Direct vs. Indirect<br />Direct Characterization<br />Direct characterization is what the author tells us directly about the character. It is directly stated and there is no need for inference.<br />Indirect Characterization<br />Indirect characterization is what the author leads us to believe about a character. The trait is never directly stated and must be inferred by the reader.<br />
Examples…<br />Speech - “Kill the pig, cut her throat…”<br />Action - Roger sharpens a spear on both ends<br />Appearance - Piggy is chubby<br />Thoughts - Jack feels as if he is being hunted while he is out in the jungle<br />Opinions of Others - What Jack thinks of Piggy<br />
Provide examples of each from your favorite movies, books, and TV shows…<br />Speech -<br />Action -<br />Appearance -<br />Thoughts -<br />Opinions of Others -<br />
Learning Snapshot: What can you do?<br />Knowledge Questions:<br />What is characterization?<br />What are the two types of characterization?<br />What are the five methods of characterization?<br />Analysis Prompt:<br />Find five examples of characterization in Lord of the Flies.<br />Synthesis Prompt:<br />Create a poster using images and quotes from Lord of the Flies that explore the traits of a character in the novel. <br />Evaluation Question:<br />Why is characterization important to art and life?<br />Creative Prompt:<br />Write a short story in which all five methods are used to characterize someone you love.<br />
Character Study<br />What is the character trait?<br />What is the image you found?<br />How does the image represent the trait?<br />What quote did you find to support your claim that the character is a certain way?<br />Which characterization techniques does Golding use in this quote?<br />
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