Presentation on theme: "Character Holes. Character Vocabulary Character-People or animals in a story. Main Character- the most important character in the story; the person."— Presentation transcript:
Character Vocabulary Character-People or animals in a story. Main Character- the most important character in the story; the person or animal the story is mostly about Minor Character – a character in the story, that supports the main character Flat Character – a character with only one outstanding trait or feature Round Character – a character that is complex and multi-dimensional Dynamic Character – a character that undergoes a change in the story Static Character – a character who does NOT change during the story Protagonist- the good guy or hero in the story; usually the main character in the story; usually faced with a conflict Antagonist- the bad guy or villain; creates the conflict for the main character or protagonist Characteristics- details that shows what a character is like, emotionally and physically Narrator/Persona- a voice or character representing a speaker or narrator, telling the story. The narrator can be a character in the story or a 3 rd party watching the story happen. Dialogue- the actual words that the character speak; these words are shown in quotation marks. Ex: “Hey guys!”, Mary said as she walked into the room.
CHARACTERIZATION Definition: the ways a writer creates life-like characters. Physical appearance (tall, short, boy, girl….) Personality (cruel, kind, sneaky, brave…..) Character’s actions (walk, run, skip, jump, rob a bank, picked flowers….) Character’s feelings or thoughts (love, hate, bitter, sad, happy….) Character’s speech (“direct quotes”) Interactions with other characters Possible changes throughout the story Up
CHARACTERIZATION ACTS PERSONALITY POSSIBLE CHANGES PHYSICAL APPEARANCE THOUGHTS OF OTHER CHARACTERS FEELS SAYS