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Divergent Characterization Unit Study

Advanced Language Arts, Claire Adams

Claire Adams

on 21 November 2012

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Images from Shutterstock.com Divergent Character Analysis Book By Veronica Roth
Prezi By Claire Adams Character Traits Traits or Characteristics are the elements of a characters personality that define who the character is. Protagonist The hero, or the character the reader roots for in the story. Characters Characters are the people or animals that take part in a story. The character that opposes the Protagonist. They are the problem, or the villain. Antagonist Characters in Divergent Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior, Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton, Eric, Christina, Will, Albert, Tori, Marcus, Susan, Andrew and Natalie Prior, Caleb Prior, Jeanine Matthews. Physical Traits of the Characters Beatrice- "Tris" has dull blond hair and blue-gray eyes. She has a narrow face and looks much younger than she is.

Tobias- "Four" has dark blue eyes and is very tall and handsome.

Eric- Eric has long greasy hair and a lot of facial piercings. Personality Traits of the Characters Beatrice- She is very strong willed and hates showing weakness. She is very brave. Tobias- He is caring, but sometimes harsh. Eric- He is mean and strict. Protagonist in Divergent In this book, Tris is the Protagonist because she is the hero of the story. Antagonist in Divergent

In this story, the antagonist is the Erudite faction. It could also be Eric, the instructor or the other teens competing with Tris. It could be any of these because they all go against the protagonist, Tris. Character Motivation What makes a character do what they do; their drive. Internal Motivation The internal motivation for Tris is her goal of becoming Dauntless. External Motivation The external motivation for Tris is survival and a home. If she does not achieve her goal of becoming Dauntless, she will then be homeless and have no one. Character Development The change, growth, or maturity of a character. A character who changes behavior or learns a lesson as a result of the events in the story. Dynamic Character Dynamic Character In this story, Tris is a dynamic character. She goes from not knowing why she is different than others, to using that as an advantage. Static Character Eric is a static character. He is very strict and mean throughout the whole story. Static Character A character that remains unchanged through the story. They dont learn any lessons; they stay the same. Characterization What the author uses to make characters come alive. Characterization makes the story seem more real. Direct & Indirect Characterization Direct- The writer makes direct statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like.
Indirect- The writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him. Direct Characterization in Divergent -The book says, "My older brother Caleb, inhereited my mothers talent for selflessness."
-It also says, "Tobias seems frozen. He is angry, not afraid. If we were not here, i would descibe the look as awe." Indirect Characterization in Divergent They are direct because they are direct statements about a character. In the book, Tris says, "On these mornings when my brother makes breakfast, and my fathers hand skims my hair as he reads the newspaper, and my mother hums as she clears the table- its these mornings that i feel guiltiest for wanting to leave them." This is indirect because it reveals that Tris wants to leave her family. It reveals this through her thoughts. Narrator A narrator is the person or
voice who tells the story. The narrator in Divergent is Tris,
because Tris is telling the story.
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