Presentation on theme: "Character Development: All characters in fiction fit into certain categories according to their roles in the story."— Presentation transcript:
Character Development: All characters in fiction fit into certain categories according to their roles in the story.
ROUND Character has a lot of detail, seems real Reader can often identify with the character Character is a main character in the story Examples: Charlotte Doyle, Peter Parker, Frodo Baggins, Billy Madison
FLAT Character has little or no detail, is a stereotype Reader has trouble caring about character and what happens to him/her in the story Examples: country bumpkin, con artist, evil stepmother, jock
DYNAMIC Character grows and changes in a significant way throughout the story… or changes due to reactions from different events and characters Examples of changes: changing opinions or values, learning a lesson, becoming more mature, becoming more aware of self or others, changing relationship with another
STATIC Character may face exactly the same events and challenges as the dynamic character, but WILL NOT change or grow. Examples: if the static character s selfish and arrogant at the beginning of the story, he/she will be the same away at the end of the story.
Characterization: is the use of literary techniques to reveal the nature of a character. A writer may reveal a character in four different ways: ◦ Describe the character’s appearance ◦ Report the character’s speech and behavior ◦ Describe the reactions of the other characters to the individual ◦ Reveal the character’s thoughts and feelings