Presentation on theme: "Bellwork: Have your binder on your desk. Read your book."— Presentation transcript:
Bellwork: Have your binder on your desk. Read your book.
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CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN UNIT 2 T.O.C. # 19
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN Writers use many techniques to create their characters. Sometimes, the narrator of the story will use direct characterization by simply telling us the character’s personality.
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN More often, though, the author will use indirect characterization by showing us the character’s personality through the character’s Speech Thoughts Effects on Others Actions Looks
Bellwork: Complete the chart on the front of your characterization handout. Read your book.
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN The extent to which a writer develops a character depends on the character’s role in the story. Complex, highly developed characters, known as round characters, take center stage and seem the most lifelike. On the other hand, flat characters are one-sided.
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN Role in the story: to serve as the main characters who advance the plot to help develop the theme are complex, exhibit a variety of traits show a range of emotions display strengths and weaknesses often change over the course of the story Round Characters Examples: Role in the story: to serve as the minor characters who advance the plot or provide information to reveal things about the main characters are defined by only one or two traits show only a few emotions may be stereotypes or stock characters don’t grow or change Flat Characters Examples:
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN A character’s motivation — the reasons behind his or her actions — can affect your perception of that character. Sometimes a character’s motivation is stated directly in a story. Usually, though, you need to look for clues and details to try to figure out the motivation.
CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN In addition to knowing why a character acts a certain way, it is important to analyze how a character changes as a result of the events in a story. A character might grow emotionally, learn a lesson, or alter his or her behavior. Characters who change and grow as the plot develops are dynamic characters. In contrast, characters who remain the same are static characters.