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Characterization Notes

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Characterization Notes

  1. 1. Name: Period: Mr. George/English 7
  2. 2. Characterization Notes How characters are revealed... Show vs. TellName: Period: Mr. George/English 7
  3. 3. What Traits Did We Infer?
  4. 4. What Traits Did We Infer?
  5. 5. What Traits Did We Infer? Possible Traits curious, inquisitive, fun-loving, interested friendly, good-natured, nice, hospitable, sociable, jolly, trusting, nieve
  6. 6. What Traits Did We Infer? Possible Traits curious, inquisitive, fun-loving, interested friendly, good-natured, nice, hospitable, sociable, jolly, trusting, nieve
  7. 7. What Traits Did We Infer? Possible Traits Possible Traits uninterested, curious, inquisitive, indifferent, mean, fun-loving, interestedcruel, barbaric, brutal, friendly, good-natured, fiendish, heartless, nice, hospitable, vicious, merciless, sociable, jolly, trusting, ruthless, harsh nieve
  8. 8. Direct Characterization:Definition: The writer tells us directly whatthe character is like.
  9. 9. Direct Characterization: Definition: The writer tells us directly what the character is like.Examples: (Notice the author is directly telling the audience the personality of each character) “The patient boy and quiet girl were both well mannered and did not disobey their mother.” "Ed Johnson, the old mechanic, hated modern electronics, preferring the old days when all he needed was a stack of manuals and a good set of tools.""Bart was a liar and a cheat."
  10. 10. Indirect Characterization:Definition: the writer shows things thatreveal the personality of a character.
  11. 11. Indirect Characterization:Definition: the writer shows things thatreveal the personality of a character. There are five different methods of Indirect Characterization
  12. 12. Speech: What does the character say? How does the characterspeak?
  13. 13. Speech: What does the character say? How does the characterspeak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughtsand feelings?
  14. 14. Speech: What does the character say? How does the characterspeak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughtsand feelings?Effect: The effect of others toward the character. What is revealedthrough the character’s effect on other people? How do other charactersfeel or behave in reaction to the character?
  15. 15. Speech: What does the character say? How does the characterspeak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughtsand feelings?Effect: The effect of others toward the character. What is revealedthrough the character’s effect on other people? How do other charactersfeel or behave in reaction to the character?Actions: What does the character do? How does the characterbehave?
  16. 16. Speech: What does the character say? How does the characterspeak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughtsand feelings?Effect: The effect of others toward the character. What is revealedthrough the character’s effect on other people? How do other charactersfeel or behave in reaction to the character?Actions: What does the character do? How does the characterbehave?Looks: What does the character look like? How does the characterdress?
  17. 17. S.T.E.A.L.
  18. 18. S. Study Tip: Use this T.mnemonic deviceto remember the five types of E. indirectcharacterization A. L.
  19. 19. Other Terms You Should Know:
  20. 20. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fiction
  21. 21. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the story
  22. 22. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.
  23. 23. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.
  24. 24. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.Dynamic Character : a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of thestorys action.
  25. 25. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.Dynamic Character : a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of thestorys action.Static Character : a character who does not change at all, or who remains almostentirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story.
  26. 26. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.Dynamic Character : a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of thestorys action.Static Character : a character who does not change at all, or who remains almostentirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story.Stereotype : a generalized belief about a group of people
  27. 27. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.Dynamic Character : a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of thestorys action.Static Character : a character who does not change at all, or who remains almostentirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story.Stereotype : a generalized belief about a group of peopleInfer : to figure out based on clues-- like to infer the personality of a character
  28. 28. Other Terms You Should Know:Protagonist : the main or principal character in a work of fictionAntagonist : the character who works against the protagonist in the storyFlat Character : a character who embodies a single quality and who does not developin the course of a story.Round Character : this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and badtraits as well as background.Dynamic Character : a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of thestorys action.Static Character : a character who does not change at all, or who remains almostentirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story.Stereotype : a generalized belief about a group of peopleInfer : to figure out based on clues-- like to infer the personality of a characterAdjective : a word that describes a noun (funny, tall, skinny, peculiar-- any charactertrait)

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