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Characters and emerging motifs. East of Eden Part 1. Stuff you should know. Six methods of characterization You should six headings for taking notes today Label your notes “Methods of Characterization” When you are ready raise your hand. Characterization. 1. Physical appearance.

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Characters and emerging motifs

Characters and emerging motifs

East of Eden Part 1


Stuff you should know
Stuff you should know

Six methods of characterization

You should six headings for taking notes today

Label your notes “Methods of Characterization”

When you are ready raise your hand


Characterization
Characterization

1. Physical appearance


Characterization1
Characterization

2. Character’s actions


Characterization2
Characterization

3. Character’s own words


Characterization3
Characterization

4. What others say about the character


Characterization4
Characterization

5. Character’s innermost thoughts and dreams


Characterization5
Characterization

6. What the author tells us about personal history or background (exposition)


Written response
Written Response

Look over your notes – list the ways that in “real life” situations we learn about people

Which methods are impossible to know about “real life” people?

How is knowing this helpful for understanding characterization in literature?


East of eden characters

East of Eden Characters

The Hamiltons from Ireland


Now let s look at the families
Now let’s look at the families

The book is primarily about two families

One from the East

One from the West


Notes on the families
Notes on the families

In your notes or on lined paper make t-graph

On the left side write EAST and on the right side write WEST

You will have many more characters listed on the West sided


Characters
Characters

West - Hamiltons

East - Trasks


The trasks of connecticut
The Trasks of Connecticut

  • Cyrus Trask

  • Mrs. Trask

  • Adam Trask

  • Alice Trask

  • Charles Trask

Adam is older than Charles

Adam and Charles are half brothers.


West hamiltons
West-Hamiltons


Hamiltons from ireland
Hamiltons from Ireland

  • Liza Hamilton

  • Samuel Hamilton


Hamilton children
Hamilton Children

  • Lizzie

  • George

  • Tom

  • Dessie

  • Euna (Una)

  • Olive (author’s mother)

  • Mollie

  • Will

  • Joseph


Steinbecks
Steinbecks

  • Olive

  • Esther

  • Elizabeth

  • John

  • Mary

  • Ernest Steinbeck


What about motif
What about motif

Watch the following to see if any evolve to a symbol


Smiles
Smiles

What do different smiles and different characters indicate?






Tension of opposites
Tension of opposites

Good and evil




Now you know
Now you know

Look for these things as you continue to read the novel.


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