Inferring Character traits
Characterization Inferring Character traits
Character A 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.
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: Protagonist Moose from Just Once
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 characters Flat or Static Examples: -- Jimmy Manning from Olive’s Ocean --The Joker from Batman --Effie Trinket from Hunger Games
Characterization The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story is called characterization.
A writer can reveal a character in the following ways:
Words Actions Thoughts and feelings Appearance Comments made by other characters Direct comments by the narrator
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
The writer reveals information about a character and his personality through: Words Actions Thoughts and feelings Appearance Comments made by other characters
Inferred Character Traits Method of Characterization
Your turn: Descriptive Sentence Inferred Character Traits Method of Characterization “I hate the idea of having all those people out there watching me during the presentation,” Cole whispered. shy -words -thoughts and feelings Cole got up before dawn and made his way down to the icy pond. He would be the first to soak in the water today.
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