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Transcript of Characterization
Students will be able to define characterization
Students will be able to name and define the two types of characterization.
Students will identify uses of characterization in a short video clip.
Characterization: the process by which a writer reveals the personality of a character.
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."
2 Ways of conveying information about a character:
What is it?
Indirect Characterization- shows things that reveal the personality of the character.
There are five ways an author can communicate information about a character using indirect characterization:
How do the filmmakers use indirect characterization to reveal the personalities of these characters?
On a scratch piece of paper make up a name of a character and write down a few physical characteristics and a few personality traits.
Trade your slip of paper with a classmate!
Write a brief scene in which you reveal some aspect of your character's personality using indirect characterization. Remember, you can use your character's speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks to reveal your character's personality.
Think of a few words you would use to describe yourself (smart, athletic, patient, caring, adventurous, introspective, quiet, outgoing, impatient, clumsy, etc.)
Choose one of those words and write an example of you demonstrating that characteristic.
Your answer might look something like this: I am a neat freak.
Ex: Every day I pick up, dust, and vacuum my room.
Grab a piece of paper!!
Choose a character from My Brother Sam is Dead to analyze.
Use the graphic organizer to write down traits of that character and examples from the book of that character exemplifying that characteristic.
Is it direct or indirect characterization???
1.) Hermione was a know-it-all who always told Ron and Harry the correct way to use their wands.
2.) "Stop! You're going to take someone's eye out," exclaimed Hermione. "It's LeviOsa not LeviosA."
Is it Direct or Indirect Characterization?
1.) Snape stared at Harry. His dark expression matched his black clothes, black hair, and black eyes.
2.) Of all the teachers at Hogwarts, Professor Snape was the meanest.
1.) Speech (what does the character say? How does he/she speak?)
2.) Thoughts (What is revealed through his/her inner thoughts?)
3.) Effect on other characters (How do other characters act in response to this character?)
4.) Actions (How does he/she behave? What does he/she do?)
5.) Looks (what does he/she look like?)
Write the following acronym in your notebook:
ffect on other characters
For this assignment, you will write a paragraph to explain how the filmmakers use indirect characterization to show how Carl or Elie exhibit one trait.
Ex: Elie is shy.
What's your support for this?