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The Five People You Meet In Heaven Direct & Indirect Characterization.

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1 The Five People You Meet In Heaven Direct & Indirect Characterization

2 Assignment: While reading Five People, your job is to find quotes that tell and show us important information about each of the five people Eddie meets in heaven. If you havent done so already, its probably a good idea to start marking these quotes in your book using post-it notesas you come across them in your reading.

3 Characterization We can learn the following about a character through the information provided in the text: Physical traits Physical traits Mental, emotional, and moral traits Mental, emotional, and moral traits

4 Direct Characterization The narrator (or sometimes another character) tells us what a person is like The narrator (or sometimes another character) tells us what a person is like Be wary of information from characters make sure that they are not lying because they are biased toward the person theyre telling us about Be wary of information from characters make sure that they are not lying because they are biased toward the person theyre telling us about

5 Indirect Characterization Requires the reader to look for clues that reveal a characters traits and motivations Requires the reader to look for clues that reveal a characters traits and motivations To fully understand a character and a story, we should look at To fully understand a character and a story, we should look at –What a character says –What a character does –What a character thinks –What others say or think about the characters and how they react to them


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