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Characterization

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Jonna Murphy

on 8 October 2015

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Transcript of Characterization

Characterization
How can I determine indirect characterization?
Think
FAST!

F
eelings
A
ctions
S
ayings
T
houghts
Characterization
Types
of Characterization
Kinds
of characters
Direct
Characterization
What the narrator
DIRECTLY
reveals about a character in the story.
Ex: Bill was a
liar
and a
cheat.
Indirect
Characterization
DYNAMIC character
: A character who goes through an important INTERNAL change throughout the plot.
example: The girl jumped up and squealed because she got such a great grade on her math test.
This tells us exactly (or directly) how Bill is.
This example does not tell us exactly (or directly) how the girl is. We have to infer how she feels based on what the author tells us about her.
Round
character: is a very
complex
character the author gives lots of details about.

Flat
character: an extremely
simple
character.


When a narrator
DOES NOT
directly reveal information about a character in the story.
A. What the character
DOES
B. What the character
LOOKS LIKE
C. What the character
says, thinks, or feels.
D. The character's
affect
on other characters.
Direct or Indirect?
Protagonist:
The leading character who is a champion or fighter for a cause.
Antagonist:
A character who opposes or is hostile to someone or something. An enemy or rival.
Major Character:
Characters that the conflicts and resolution are mostly about.
Minor Character:
Help the major characters and move the plot forward.
Static character:
A character whose personality does NOT change throughout the plot.
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