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8/26: Bell Work Bell Work: Write a sentence using the word “mawkish.” Notebooks needed today!
8/26 Conflict and Characterization We need conflict in a story! External Conflict: A character struggles against an outside force, such as another character, society, or nature. Internal Conflict: The struggle between opposing needs, desires, and emotions taking place within a person
Examples of Conflict He slowly made his way across the barren and merciless desert. Annabelle hit her sister over the head at dinner because Suzy grabbed the last piece of fried chicken. She struggled with her conscience; she wanted to keep the twenty dollars the cashier gave her accidentally,
What is characterization? The way an author develops characters in a story Direct Characterization: the author directly tells us what the character is about. Indirect Characterization: hints and clues are given about a character through their words and actions.
Indirect Characterization Example: Mrs. Louthain glared at her class in the morning. Indirect characterization are the hints and clues that you glean from the character through behavior, actions, and how other characters respond and react.
Indirect or Direct? Connor was feeling depressed. “I love meeting new people!” Charley exclaimed. Jackson smiled and waved to his classmates. Jessica’s outlook on life is always cheerful.
In your notebook, match the indirect description and traits of the characters.
Assignment First Page: Decide whether conflict in internal or external. Second Page: You will read each descriptive sentence in the left column. Choose one character trait that the description reveals about the character. Then, identify which “method” was used to reveal character traits! Third Page: Periods 1 and 6 will complete the additional page on character inferences.
Reviewing Conflict 1.Todd is trying to quit cheating. a. Man vs. Manb. Man vs. Naturec. Man vs. Himself 2. Mr. Smith challenged the fairness of the law. a. Man vs. Nature b. Man vs. Societyc. Man vs. Himself 3.Charles had to cross the Rocky Mountains alone. a. Man vs. Nature b. Man vs. Societyc. Man vs. Man
Wrapping it up! If you did not finish your worksheet, it is homework! Have a great day!