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Agenda & Objective HAND OUT PICTURE FORMS Characterization Notes Lord of the Flies: Character Study Give students chance to place an order Learn Characterization Techniques Increase knowledge of characters in LOTF to improve multiple choice test scores Prepare notes for use on essay
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.
Characterization Characterization = The art of creating characters Character = A person in a story…if a place or thing is given human qualities it too can be studied as a character
Inference What a reader knows about a character is based largely on inference (educated guess)
Five Techniques Speech - What characters say Action - What characters do Appearance - What characters look like Thoughts - What characters think Opinions of Others - What others think about a character
Direct vs. Indirect Direct Characterization Direct characterization is what the author tells us directly about the character. It is directly stated and there is no need for inference. Indirect Characterization 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.
Examples… Speech - “Kill the pig, cut her throat…” Action - Roger sharpens a spear on both ends Appearance - Piggy is chubby Thoughts - Jack feels as if he is being hunted while he is out in the jungle Opinions of Others - What Jack thinks of Piggy
Provide examples of each from your favorite movies, books, and TV shows… Speech - Action - Appearance - Thoughts - Opinions of Others -
Learning Snapshot: What can you do? Knowledge Questions: What is characterization? What are the two types of characterization? What are the five methods of characterization? Analysis Prompt: Find five examples of characterization in Lord of the Flies. Synthesis Prompt: Create a poster using images and quotes from Lord of the Flies that explore the traits of a character in the novel. Evaluation Question: Why is characterization important to art and life? Creative Prompt: Write a short story in which all five methods are used to characterize someone you love.
Character Study What is the character trait? What is the image you found? How does the image represent the trait? What quote did you find to support your claim that the character is a certain way? Which characterization techniques does Golding use in this quote?