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Transcript of Chracterization
the method or the way an author develops a character
How do authors reveal character traits?
1. The author gives a detailed description of a character
2.The author reveals the character’s own words or thoughts
3.The author reveals the character’s actions
4. The author reveals other’s reactions.
Look for adjectives!
That’s George, my super-nosy, super obnoxious, super bratty brother, whose only good quality is that he looks like an overweight gorilla. Believe me, a hefty ape for a brother comes in handy!
His tall, statuesque figure made him look intimidating and sort of creepy. I know I did not want to come face-to-face with him in a dark ally.
I’d never given much thought to how I would tell Sarah the truth until this moment. What would she say? Would she leave me? The thoughts flickered in my head for hours until sleep came over me and snuffed them out.
It was a cold October day when Kristi’s alarm buzzed at 6:00 a.m. She pulled on her clothes and headed for the door. She carefully adjusted her headphones; then she pulled the sleeves of her turtleneck over her hands to keep out the cold. Here goes 10 miles, she thought as she began her run. I have to be ready for the spring marathon.
Michael hugged Annie before he got out of the car. “I’ll call you tomorrow,” he said.
She smiled and replied, “You always say that, and you never do!”
He laughed. “Okay, I’ll e-mail, then.”
“You’d better!” Annie grinned, but her eyes were sad.
Understand: Authors make deliberate choices which directly impact a work of fiction.
Do: Analyze a character’s traits from a work of literature
Here We Go!
“My player did not step over the line!” shouted the coach. “I demand you review the tapes!”
Secretly, though, he was sure the official had made the right call.