Presentation on theme: "Characterization Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. It is revealed through direct characterization."— Presentation transcript:
1 CharacterizationCharacterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. It is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization.
2 Direct Characterization Direct characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is. Example: “The patient boy and quiet girl were both well mannered and did not disobey their mother.” What are the boy and girl’s personality like? How do you know? Explanation: The author is directly telling the audience the personality of these two children. The boy is “patient” and the girl is “quiet.”
3 Indirect Characterization Indirect characterization shows things that reveal the personality of a character. There are five different methods of indirect characterization
5 Direct or Indirect Characterization? Connor was feeling depressed. “I love meeting new people!” Shirley exclaimed. Jackson smiled and waved at his classmates. Sandra’s outlook on life is always cheerful.
6 Exit SlipDirections: Using the image, write an example for direct and indirect characterization. (2 different sentences)