Take Out Binder with Paper Remember to use Cornell Note-taking method.
Topic – Characterization, Mood, Tone Write down the terms and definitions in your notebooks. Word in column in left and definition in column on right.
Objectives – Characterization, Mood & Tone You will be able to: 1.Read for comprehension. 2.Analyze a story to determine the method of characterization. 3.Determine if characters are dynamic, static, round, flat. 4.Determine mood and tone. 5.Analyze a story for meaning.
Language of the Discipline Literary Terms: Characterization, Mood, Tone Take Notes – Cornell Method
Characters the people or animals who take part in the action of a literary work
Static & Dynamic Characters Static - A static character does not change throughout the work, and the reader’s knowledge of that character does not grow, Dynamic - A dynamic character undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot.
Static & Dynamic Characters Static - A static character does not change throughout the work, and the reader’s knowledge of that character does not grow,
Static & Dynamic Characters Dynamic - A dynamic character undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot.
Round & Flat Characters Round - A round character has many character traits or qualities. They have many likes, dislikes, opinions, beliefs and attitudes. Flat - A flat character has only one or two personality traits. A ‘type” without unique opinions, beliefs or attitudes.
characterization the ways in which a writer develops a character, making him or her seem believable
characterization Two Methods of Characterization ▫1 - Direct Characterization - The writer tells you the characters’ traits through the narrator's direct statements and descriptions ▫2 - Indirect Characterization - The writer reveals the characters' personalities through their own words, thoughts, and actions, as well as by what other characters say to them or about them.
Indirect Characterization – Most Often Used – Why? More often, writers will have us listen to what their characters say and watch what they do. Then we can draw our own conclusions about the kind of people we are meeting.
Writers can reveal a character’s personality in five ways: 1. By letting us hear the character speak; 2. by describing how the character looks and dresses; 3. by letting us listen to the character's inner thoughts and feelings; 4. by revealing what other people in the story think or say about the character; and 5. by showing us what the character does-how he or she acts.
Example Although she was a stranger to him, Bobby looked at her hand-me-down outfit with disdain and asked, “Is that the best clothes you have?” Describe Bobby:
Mood and Tone Mood - the feeling a work creates in the reader Think of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” What is the mood? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11RZIDNN4 pkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11RZIDNN4 pk
Mood and Tone Tone - the author's attitude toward the subject “Don’t give me that tone!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wlKwD8r2 4chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wlKwD8r2 4c
The Outsiders ▫Susan Eloise Hinton was born in the 1950s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a place that she describes as “a pleasant place to live if you don’t want to do anything.” ▫She began The Outsiders at the age of fifteen, inspired by her frustration with the social divisions in her high school and the lack of realistic fiction for high school readers. ▫The Outsiders, first published in 1967, tells the story of class conflict between the greasers, a group of low- class youths, and the Socs (short for Socials), a group of privileged rich kids who live on the wealthy West Side of town. ▫The novel broke ground in the genre of Young Adult fiction, transcending established boundaries in its portrayal of violence, class conflict, and prejudice.