Presentation on theme: "Inferring Character traits"— Presentation transcript:
1 Inferring Character traits CharacterizationInferring Character traits
2 CharacterA character is a person or an animal in a story, play, or another literary work.Writers create characters by telling us what they look like, what they say, how they act, how they think, and what other characters say or think about them.
3 Round or Dynamic Characters These types of characters:change as the story progresses due to events, experiences, and conflicts they have in the plot.Usually main character: ProtagonistMoose from Just Once
4 Flat or Static Characters These characters never change. They stay the same throughout novel no matter what happens.Bad guys/girls: Antagonists- cause conflicts for main charactersFlat or Static Examples:-- Jimmy Manning from Olive’s Ocean--The Joker from Batman--Effie Trinket from Hunger Games
5 CharacterizationThe process of revealing the personality of a character in a story is called characterization.
6 A writer can reveal a character in the following ways: WordsActionsThoughts and feelingsAppearanceComments made by other charactersDirect comments by the narrator
7 Direct Characterization The writer makes straightforward statements about a character's personality and tells the reader exactly what the character is like.Direct comments by the narrator
8 Indirect Characterization The writer reveals information about a character and his personality through:WordsActionsThoughts and feelingsAppearanceComments made by other characters
9 Inferred Character Traits Method of Characterization Your turn:Descriptive SentenceInferred Character TraitsMethod of Characterization“I hate the idea of having all those people out there watching me during the presentation,” Cole whispered.shy-words-thoughts and feelingsCole got up before dawn and made his way down to the icy pond. He would be the first to soak in the water today.