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1 Bell Ringer Unit V PreTest Character Introductions and Inferences Notes: Main Characters; Types of Characters; Review Characterization How to Read a Play Activity Exit Slip Learning Target: I can analyze and make inferences about characters within a drama and how they contribute to the plot and theme.

2 Bell ringer: Quoting Shakespeare
To quote Romeo and Juliet, one must: Copy the quote exactly as it is written from the text – NO CHANGES Use quotation marks (“”) to show that the quote came from someone other than you. A (/) to show that a line has ended and another line has begun. AND Three symbols/numbers, separated by a period: The first number is the Act. This should be written with a Roman Numeral capital letter (I, II, III, IV, or V). What act does this quote come from? The second number is the scene. This is written with a lower case Roman Numeral letter. What scene does this quote come from? The third number is the line(s). What line or lines does the quote come from? Ex. “Oh Romeo, Romeo/ wherefore art thou Romeo?” (II.ii.74-75)

3 Bellringer: Quoting Romeo and Juliet
This is the first few lines of the prologue in Act 1, Scene 1. 1 Two households, both alike in dignity, 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Cite the second line from the bottom using the correct quotation method. Cite the first two lines of the prologue using the correct quotation method.

4 Unit V PreTest

5 Notes: main characters; types of characters; characterization
Hand out guided notes

6 The fight of a lifetime! Capulet Montague VS

7 Romeo & Juliet (1996) Directed by Baz Luhrmann
This movie, produced in 1996, is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, but the screenwriter chose to use the original language from the play rather than modernizing it. This version start Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as Romeo and Juliet.

8 Romeo & Juliet (1968) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
This is one of the most famous film adaptations of Shakespeare’s play. This is a traditional adaption, with Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey starring as Romeo and Juliet

9 What can we infer about Juliet based on this quote?
Character Inference JULIET CAPULET What can we infer about Juliet based on this quote? “My only love sprung from my only hate. My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown, and known too late. ”

10 What can we infer about Romeo based on this quote?
Character Inference ROMEO MONTAGUE What can we infer about Romeo based on this quote? “Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it, sight! I ne’er saw true beauty until this night.”

11 What can we infer about Friar Lawrence based on this quote?
Character Inference Friar Lawrence What can we infer about Friar Lawrence based on this quote? “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”

12 What can we infer about Tybalt based on this quote?
Character Inference Tybalt Capulet What can we infer about Tybalt based on this quote? “What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!”

13 OTHER CHARACTERS… Lady & Lord Montague-Romeo’s parents
Benvolio- Romeo’s Cousin Mercutio- Romeo’s best friend. One of the few characters in the play who gets along with both families. Paris- wants to marry Juliet Lady & Lord Capulet-Juliet’s parents The Nurse… Took care of Juliet growing up- her confidant

14 STOCK CHARACTER This is a character who adds to the story line of the story, but is based mostly on stereotypes. Is generally a flat, static character. Example: Angry teenagers The wise old man Dumb Blonde

15 STEREOTYPE When a character acts, speaks, dresses, or moves in a certain way based solely on their gender, age, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. PREDICTABLE behaviors. Usually inaccurate Example:

16 ROUND CHARACTER This is a character that we know a lot about. We may know their background, their long term and short term goals. They are generally a major character. Example:

17 FLAT CHARACTER A minor character in a work of fiction. This character DOES NOT have a substantial change or growth during the story. Also can be referred to as a “two dimensional ” character. Example:

18 STATIC CHARACTER A character that DOES NOT CHANGE throughout the course of the story or literary work. Example:

19 DYNAMIC CHARACTER This character undergoes a significant physical or emotional change because of or related to the action in the plot. Their beliefs, attitude, lifestyle, and/or outlook are dramatically changed. Example:

20 FOIL CHARACTER A character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) and so highlights/emphasizes various facets of the main character’s personality. A foil usually has some important characteristic in common with the other character. The author may use the foil to throw the character of the protagonist into sharper relief. Example:

21 MAJOR CHARACTER A character who plays an important role in the progress of the story. They contribute heavily to the action/themes, conflicts, etc. and appear regularly throughout the story. Examples

22 MINOR CHARACTER A character who plays a minor/ unimportant role and make a minimal or negligible contribution to the story. Example:

23 PROTAGONIST Sometimes is the good guy or the hero. Is the focal point of the action in the story. Is a round and dynamic character. Example:

24 ANTAGONIST The adversary or enemy of the protagonist. They block the progress of the hero toward their goal. Examples:

25 Indirect Character Development
Indirect character development happens through actions and dialogue which describe a character. “I will finish my PhD in Molecular Chemistry in May 2008,” Kate said. What can we infer about Kate? The door flew open and in stumbled Henry, who finished tying his tie as he apologized for being late to the board meeting. “Sorry,” he said. “I totally forgot about this.” What can we infer about Henry?

26 Direct Character Development
Direct development is when the narrator makes a direct statement to describe a character. Claire is an intelligent woman. Henry is unreliable.

27 Character Motivation Well developed characters have a clear motivation that helps explain their actions throughout a story. Some examples of motivation: To save a relationship To gain their freedom / independence To achieve success To learn the truth

28 How to Read a Play Hand worksheet out to students and have them complete

29 Exit Slip Based on the video clip below and your inference and prediction skills, answer the questions that follow: List one specific action made by the character in the clip. Predict what motivated him to act in this scene. What can you infer about this character based on this clip. Explain your answer. Based on this inference, make a prediction about this character’s role in the rest of the movie. How will his character traits affect the plot? [If you have seen the movie, explain how his character traits affect the plot and what happens in the story.] Learning Target: I can analyze and make inferences about characters within a drama and how they contribute to the plot and theme.

30 Exit Slip Based on the video clip below and your inference and prediction skills, answer the following question. Prediction/Explanation: How do the character traits of Jack affect his role in the development of the rest of the story? Pre-Writing: List one specific action made by the character in the clip. Predict what motivated him to act in this scene. What can you infer about this character based on this clip. Explain your answer. Based on this inference, make a prediction about this character’s role in the rest of the movie. How will his character traits affect the plot? [If you have seen the movie, explain how his character traits affect the plot and what happens in the story.] Learning Target: I can analyze and make inferences about characters within a drama and how they contribute to the plot and theme.

31 Captain Jack Sparrow


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