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Characterization in Literature Humorous Angry Compassionate Vengeful Sad Happy Lazy Energetic
How do characters become real ? real
Direct Characterization The author or narrator gives the reader information about the character
Indirect Characterization A characters actions A characters interactions A characters appearance A characters words A characters thoughts A characters feelings
Indirect Characterization Another characters thoughts, words, or feelings about the character.
Indirect Characterization The reader does the work! The reader must examine the actions, words, and thoughts of the character.
Characters Protagonist – the main character – the focus of the readers attention Antagonist – a person or force in conflict with the protagonist
Characters Round – some background – displays multifaceted personality Flat – little or no personal history – one or two traits only
Characters Dynamic – changes in the course of the story – often dramatically Static – remains the same throughout the story
Motivation Why does the character do what he/she does? What reasons are there for his/her actions?
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