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Characterization

A prezi about characterisation
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on 13 May 2013

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By: Jose Gabriel Bernardes, Lucas Valim, Nick Kalavritinos and Arthur Pons Characterization What is Characterization? The origin of the word came from around 1560–70 from the Latin word "charactērizāt". Connections with English 9 A Separate Peace In the real world Gandhi Gandhi Characterization is how the author develops and displays the characters and their traits. It consists of a characters appearance, behavior, way of speaking, interests, thoughts and etc. Class Objective: We will understand the meaning and uses of characterization and how we identify it with different characters. Characterization is often presented in two different ways: Direct Presentation Indirect Presentation Example: Open to page 5 of Fahrenheit 451 The author reveals his character's personality and information in the story trough dialogue, thoughts observations and etc. "Hey Mary, did you hear that Bob is a drunken lout?" “All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players
They have their exits and their entrances
And one man in his time plays many parts”
- William Shakespeare The author, narrator or other characters will simply tell the audience what a certain character is like. Ex: Bob is a drunken lout. Where is it found? Characterization is most frequently found in novels but it is also present in:
Short stories
Movies
Music
Poetry Characterization is most significant in longer texts because: More can be revealed about each character.
The author has more opportunities to develop
There are more characters in longer texts in most cases. Siddhartha Lords of The Flies Oedipus Rex To Kill a Mockingbird Fahrenheit 451 Martin Luther King Mahatma Gandhi
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Martin L. King The Struggle for equality Did not succeed in school Rebel teenager Selfish and jealous husband Assassination Born in India, 1869 It all started in a Gandhi presentation about non-violent protest King understood he could use the same concept to fight for equality in US Conscious Montgomery Bus Boycott Satyagraha no violence, never Born in Atlanta, 1929 Graduated from college Became a pastor of a baptist church Indian Independence Salt March british salt tax in India Gandhi stated a 388 kilometer march England arrested 60,000 indians don't take advantage on an enemy's weakness Never hit back protest through peace Assassination Going to a prayer in New Delhi he was murdered by a radical Hindu, 1948 Washington DC
March Voting Rights hundreds of thousand of black people gathered from around the nation Civil Rights Act passed: racism in public places is now illegal King organized 2 marches 1st: state troopers attacked protestants 2nd: blocked by barricades Voting Right Act was passed Quit India Gandhi started a protest to fight the british rule over India Mass arrests, including his own. While in jail his wife and secretary passed away The nation was divided to form Pakistan Over 12 million people crossed the border Half million people died during religious riots While standing in front of his motel after a meeting he was cowardly shot Successful Connection to other Literary Devices: Example: “Bob runs as fast as a cheetah,” said Jim. This is a simile and a form of characterization Activity! 1. Follow Instructions.
2. Be Respectul
3. Have Fun! Prizes will be given! Summary Characterization: the way the author develops and displays the characters and their traits.

Characterization is presented in two ways:Direct Presentation: Authors, narrator or other characters tell the character’s traits.
Indirect Presentation: Actions, and speech reveal character’s traits. Found in:
Novels
Short stories
Movies
Music
Poetry
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