4Stanion has five children to support: Carl:Kevin:Jim
5There are also two young girls in the family Can you identify the climax of this story?Yes, the point of highest emotional intensity occurs when Stanion loses control and hurts Kevin
6After the climax, Kevin and Stanion both desire what has been lacking in their lives since the mother’s death – understanding and loveThis story has all of the elements of plot (exposition, climax, etc . . .) but these plot devices are secondary to the emphasis on individual Characters and their MOTIVATIONS (reasons why characters act the way they do)
7Types of Characterization Woiwode uses two types of characterization to show us the characters’ emotionsINDIRECT CHARACTERIZATIONDIRECT CHARACTERIZATIONThis is when direct statements about the character are used to reveal emotion and thought.This is when emotion and motivation are revealed through dialogue, actions and thought.
8Look at the following examples– What types of characterization are they? Marvin became extremely frustrated when his stapler came up missing at the office.Marvin’s stapler was missing. His co-workers noticed his face was more wrinkled than usual and that he was pulling tufts of hair out of his head.