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CHARACTER:TREARS, IDLE TEARS

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Transcript of CHARACTER:TREARS, IDLE TEARS

Katy, Emiliano, Kyra, Tohtli
CHARACTER:TEARS, IDLE TEARS BY ELIZABETH BOWEN
• protagonist: frederick
• antagonist: frederick's mother
• dynamic character: fredrick
• flat character: frederick's mother
• character foil (a character that conrasts with another character): frederick's mother
• Omniscient point of view (author is free to go wherever he wants , to peer into the
minds and hearts of the characters and tell us what they are thinking or feeling)
• Conflict: person vs person {frederick's unreturned love from his mother}
• climax: when frederick climb over the fence and trys to catch the duck
• imagery (something that creats an image): the discription of the duck on the lake at the end of the story {“,that calm white duck swimming off round the bank.”(pg 107)
• metaphor: frederick's mother calling him a baby {“You really havent got to be such a baby?” (pg 101)}
• falling action: when fredrick is talking to the girl on the bench and she tells him about her friend george

English 12 Terms


• Flat character (page 77 of the essay): fredricks mother {she doesnt change from the brginning of the story to the end}
• dynamic character (page 78 of the essay): fredrick {at the beginning of the story he doesnt know why hes crying nor can he stop however at the end of the story he isnt crying anymore}

Connections/References to The Essay
Plot
• Character and plot are one substance like the ends of a seesaw
• There can be no movement in one end without movement on the other.
• As fiction passes from escape to interpretive the character end is likely to go up
• Reading for character is much more difficult than reading for plot since character is much more complex and ambiguous
Ex. Anyone can repeat what a person has done but considerable skill is needed do describe what a person is.
• Limited reader demands that the main character be easy to identify, good or bad and that they be an attractive one
• An author may present his characters either directly or indirectly
• Direct: he tells us straight out by exposition or analysis, what a character is like or has someone else in the story tell us what he is like
• Indirect: the author shows us the character in action, we infer what he is like from what he says and does
• A story will be successful only when the characters are dramatized.
• Three principles to be convincing:
- Character must be consistent in their behaviour
- Character must be clearly motivated
- Character must be plausible or lifelike
• Flat character: a character that is characterized by 1 or 2 traits, he can be summoned up in one sentence.
• Round character: is complex and many-sided; he might require an essay or full analysis
• Stock character: a special type of flat character. The stereotyped figure who has occurred so often in fiction that his nature is immediately known.
• All fictional characters may be classified as static or developing
- Static character: is the same type of person at the end of the story as he was in the beginning.
- Developing (dynamic) character: undergoes a permanent change in some aspect of his character, personality or outlook.
• For a change to be convincing it must meet three conditions:
- It must be within the possibilities of the character who makes it
- It must be sufficiently motivated by the circumstances in which the character finds himself
- It must be allowed sufficient time for a change of its magnitude to believably take place.

Character Essay important information
-At Regent park Frederick with his mother walking to the zoo
- father is dead and frederick is a crybaby who is too old to cry for his age while the mother is a correct woman ( wears nice clothing, manners, etc )
- Frederick is in the middle of the park with his mother when he starts crying while people are looking at him passing by
-while his mother tells him to stop crying
- Frederick mother tells her son that they are not going to the zoo due to his crying
- she also tell him to look at a duck until he stop crying before catching up to her
- while Frederick looks at the duck and stop crying and from behind a girl spoke out
- she begins talking to him, gives him an apple and ask where he mom and what with all the noise

-the girl tells Frederick about older boy named George
-she tell Frederick that George is a boy like him who also cries alot
-therefore she tell Frederick to stop crying alot before he gets to George age
- Frederick goes with his mother in a cheering mood stop crying and seems to be happy at the end
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