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Characterization The way writers develop characters in a story Two Types: Direct Indirect How does detailed characterization help make a story better?
Direct Characterization Writer directly tells the reader what the character is like.
Indirect Characterization Writer gives the reader clues about the character by describing how the character acts and thinks. The writer allows the reader to decide how to view the character.
Direct vs. Indirect Why do you think it might be harder to understand indirect characterization than direct characterization?
Protagonist The main character of a story Example: Cinderella Harry Potter Bella Swan
Antagonist The character that the Protagonist struggles against. The “Bad Guy” Example: Captain Hook from “Peter Pan” The Big Bad Wolf from “The Three Little Pigs”
Round Characters Does not mean they are fat or round shaped! They are well developed characters. The author tells the reader a lot about the character
Flat Characters Not shaped like a pancake! Characters that are NOT developed. Readers know very little about them
Dynamic Characters A character who changes during the course of the story Often the change involves learning a major lesson Example: Scrooge in A Christmas Story learns to be more generous.
Static Characters Characters that DO NOT change throughout the story
Dialogue Conversations between characters in the story. Punctuated with quotation marks.
Plot Exposition- Introduction and reveals the conflict Rising Action- events leading up to the climax Climax- Most exciting and important part of the story; the turning point Resolution- All loose ends are tied up and the plot concludes