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Entry Task: What would you do in the following scenario: You are in line for a roller coaster ride by yourself, as your friends were all too scared to ride, and went on the tilt-a-whirl instead. A seat opens up on the coaster beside a teenager with sloppy, tattered clothing and tattoos covering his/her body. Do you take the seat, or wait to ride the coaster with a teen behind you in line who is clean-shaven, and looks rather “clean cut”?
LT: I will look for direct and indirect characterization while reading The Outsiders.
What might we infer (conclude from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements) about the following description? “a teenager with sloppy, tattered clothing and tattoos covering his/her body” Glue the Characterization Notes into your journal as we review some examples.
Direct Characterization: the author or narrator makes direct statements about a character’s traits. The author tells us about the character’s personality to our face. TELLING The text tells us something specific about the character. Example: “The patient boy and 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.”
Indirect characterization: the author or narrator reveals a character’s traits through his or her actions and speech. SHOWING You must infer from the text and provide reasoning Examples: When Jane walked in the room, nobody could help but look at her stunning, gorgeous face. She commanded attention wherever she went due to her good looks. We can infer Jane is beautiful. Jim was very unlike any other businessman. He made sure that all his clients got what they had paid for. We can infer Jim is honest and hardworking.
Speech Thoughts Effect on others Actions Looks
SPEECH - What does the character say? How does the character speak? THOUGHTS - What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? EFFECTS - What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? ACTIONS - What does the character do? How does the character behave? LOOKS - What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
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CREATE A CHARACTERIZATION CHART CHAPTER 1 PonyboyGroup Character With this chart, we are focusing on examples of INDIRECT Characterization – the more common type as compared to Direct Characterization S peech T houghts E ffect A ctions L ooks
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