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
Types of CharactersMain character : ProtagonistAntagonist: conflicts withProtagonistRound : has contradictory traitsFlat: only reveals one personalitytrait
Types of Characters cont.Stereotype: familiar or often repeatedcharacterDynamic: Changes throughout storyStatic: Remains the same.
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
ReviewShe had a gloomy attitude. She neversmiled and her outlook on life wasdepressing.Is this indirect or direct characterizationAnswer: direct
ReviewA character that changes their outlook asa result of learning a life lesson is static ordynamic?Answer: Dynamic
ReviewA character that hates tomatoes but lovesketchup is flat or round?Answer: Round