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Types of Characterization. And Story Conflict. Objectives for Today. Students will identify dynamic and static (round or flat) characters in the selection, and draw conclusions about how the dynamic character changes in the selection.

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Types of characterization

Types of Characterization

And Story Conflict


Objectives for today

Objectives for Today

  • Students will identify dynamic and static (round or flat) characters in the selection, and draw conclusions about how the dynamic character changes in the selection.

  • Students will identify the types of conflict in the selection.

  • Students will make inferences and predictions about the outcome of the selection.


Elements of characterization

Elements of Characterization

  • How does the character look? (physical description)

  • What does the character say and do ?

  • How does the character act, think, or feel?

  • How do the other characters in the story think about and react to this character?

  • How does the character make the reader feel?


What is a protagonist

What is a protagonist?

  • A protagonist is the main character in a story.

  • The protagonist experiences the conflict in the story.

  • The protagonist does not have to be good.


What is the antagonist

What is the antagonist?

  • The antagonist is the cause of conflict.

  • The antagonist does not have to be a person.


Character descriptions

Character Descriptions

  • Characters are described as being dynamic or static.


Dynamic or static character

Dynamic or Static Character

Static Character

Undergoes an important change in personality in the story

Comes to some sort of realization that permanently changes the character

A change occurs within the character because of events of the story

The protagonist is usually dynamic, but not always

Remains the same throughout the story

Although something may happen to the character, it does not cause the character to change

Minor characters are usually static

Dynamic Character


Round or flat characters

Round or Flat Characters

Flat Character

Well-developed

Has many traits, both good and bad

Not easily defined because we know details about the character

Realistic and life-like

Most major characters are round.

Not well-developed

Does not have many character traits

Easily defined in a single sentence because we know little about the character

Sometimes stereotyped

Most minor characters are flat

Round Character


Types of conflict

Types of Conflict

Person vs. Person

An EXTERNAL conflict that involves a struggle, mental or physical, between two characters in the story.


Types of conflict1

Types of Conflict

Person vs.

Society

An EXTERNAL conflict that involves the struggle between a character and the rules or laws that govern the society in which he/she lives.


Types of conflict2

Types of Conflict

Person vs.

Self

An INTERNAL conflict that involves the struggle between the character and his/her conscience.


Types of conflict3

Types of Conflict

Person vs.

Nature

An EXTERNAL conflict that involves a struggle between the character and the elements of nature that are beyond his/her control.


Small group activity directions

Small Group Activity Directions

  • Discuss which characters are Dynamic or Static, Round or Flat (You may use graphic organizers from previous lessons this week.)

  • Fill out Character Chart for the Dynamic character of the selection (describes character in the beginning and at the end). Give p. #’s for events.

  • Complete the graphic organizer, How and Why Characters Change

  • Discuss the Types of Conflict in this selection, and complete the Plot  Sheet and Conflict List.


Compare and contrast the audience s reaction to

Compare and Contrast the audience’s reaction to:

Rudy

The students were bored by Miata’s speech.

Rudy excites them with his speech.

Miata


Which student do you think will win and why

Which student do you think will win, and why?

Rudy will probably win because he has a connection with the voters.


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