Presentation on theme: "Characterization and Point of View"— Presentation transcript:
1 Characterization and Point of View Point of view is the perspective or viewpoint that a character or narrator has in a story.Authors develop point of view through characterization, the process that reveals the personality of a character.
2 STEAL Characterization Speech: What does the character say? How does the character speak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings?Effect on others: What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character?Actions: What does the character do? How does the character behave?Looks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
3 Contrasting Points of View Authors often introduce contrasting points of view in a text to help establish the conflict in the plot.A character’s point of view might change during a story to help develop the theme.
4 Contrasting Points of View Read the short story “New Year’s in Chinatown”. Circle details that indicate point of view (STEAL). Note contrasting points of view and changing points of view in the margin.
5 Contrasting Points of View Answer the following questions about the story in three complete sentences. Cite specific details to support your answers.What does Lucas think and feel at first about going to see the parade in Chinatown?How do Sophie’s actions reveal her point of view about Chinese New Year?Contrast Lucas’s point of view with Uncle Robert’s point of view.Explain how Lucas’s point of view changes during the course of the story. Based on the way the author’s characterization, how do you know?