2 CharacterisationCharacterisation is the process by which the author reveals the personality of a character.Characterisation is revealed through direct characterisation and indirect characterisation.Direct Characterisation tells the audience what the personality of the character is.Example: “The patient boy and the quiet girl were both well mannered and did not disobey their mother.”Explanation: The author is directly telling the audience the personality of these two children. The boy is “patient” and the girl is “quiet”.
3 CharacterisationIndirect Characterisation shows things that reveal the personality of the character. There are five different methods of indirect characterisation= S.T.E.A.L!SpeechWhat does the character say? How does the character speak?ThoughtsWhat is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings?Effect of character on others/How others feel about the characterHow do other characters feel or behave in reaction to this character?ActionsWhat does this character do? How does this character behave?LooksWhat does this character look like? How does this character dress? Etc.
4 Method of Characterization Examples from the textWhat the examples reveal about the character’s characterSpeechThoughtsEffect on others—how others behavein reaction to the characterActionsLooks
5 ThemesDescribe and explain each of these themes in the text, giving specific examples/details to support your answer:ConflictAppearance versus realityLossPrejudice
6 Features/Techniques Key features of short stories include: ‘Slice of life’Twist endingsLeft to draw your own conclusionsSome of the key techniques used in this story include:DialogueRepetitionStream of consciousness / Third person limited narrative POVShort sentencesFind at least 3 examples of each of these techniques in the text.
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