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1 Character Analysis Sydney Carton A Tale of Two Cities Sources: Oxford Reference Merriam-Webster “5 Types of Anti-Heroes” by Liz Bureman, thewritepractice.com LitWeb: The Norton Introduction to Literary Studyspace

2 Learning Objectives Character Anchor Charts o Analyze moral dilemmas of characters. ( b.5.b) o Analyze internal and external character development. ( b.5.b) Character Analysis: Sydney Carton o Complex yet believable characters. ( b.5.b) o Relate traditional characters to modern characters. ( b.2.b) Socratic Seminar o Reading Comprehension ( b.5) o Listening and speaking skills ( b.24,25)

3 Character Sketch – Sydney Carton Sources of Conflict o Love for Lucie Manette o Addiction to alcohol o Lack of ambition Resolution o Makes peace with himself o Gives up alcohol o Bold, ambition plan

4 Sydney Carton How should we categorize Sydney Carton? Anti-hero: a main character who does not have the usual qualities of a hero. Characteristics: o Fundamentally good o Morally ambiguous o Doesn’t care as much about collateral damage o Character development often involves conquering his own fears and coming to terms with himself.

5 Hero vs. Anti-Hero HEROANTI-HERO BraveTimid SelflessSelfish StrongWeak HonestSarcastic IdealisticRealistic ConfidentSelf-doubt Excellent judgmentUnscrupulous

6 The Anti-Hero: Examples Scarlett O’Hara, Gone With the Wind

7 The Anti-Hero: Examples Artemis Fowl

8 The Anti-Hero: Examples Severus Snape

9 The Anti-Hero: Examples Iron Man/Tony Stark

10 The Anti-Hero: Examples Wolverine

11 The Anti-Hero: Examples Shrek

12 The Anti-Hero: Examples Jack Sparrow

13 The Anti-Hero: Examples Flynn Rider

14 The Anti-Hero: Examples Sydney Carton

15 So What? Why is the anti-hero important? o More prevalent in modern books and film o Reflects the complexity of people o Not one-dimensional o More interesting o More realistic


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