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Short Stories. Something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing. VS Pritchett. Definition: Short Stories. condensed fictional narrative that is usually written in prose. They normally have a small number of characters involved in a single action with one theme. .

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Short stories

Short Stories

Something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing. VS Pritchett


Definition short stories

Definition: Short Stories

  • condensed fictional narrative that is usually written in prose.

  • They normally have a small number of characters involved in a single action with one theme.


Emotional impression

Emotional Impression

Short stories are aimed at exciting a single emotional response in the reader.


Characters

Characters

  • Are people, and sometimes animals, who take part in the story.


Characters can be

Characters can be:

Main Character: The most important characters.

Minor Characters: all other characters.


Types

Types:

Antagonists:

whatever opposing force the protagonist struggles with, such as another character, environment, or something within the protagonist

Protagonist:

the central character


Character traits

Character Traits

A quality that a character exhibits is called a character trait. This trait can be indicated by the character's statements, actions, or thoughts.

Name some character traits of these two people.


Characterization

Characterization:

The description of qualities present in a character.

There are two types of Characterization:


Indirect characterization

Indirect Characterization


Direct vs indirect characterization

Direct Vs. Indirect Characterization

  • When an author uses adjectives to tellwhat a character is like, it is called Direct Characterization. 

  • When an author uses verbs to showwhat a character does, it is called Indirect Characterization.


Character development

Character Development

Short Stories Unit


Character development flat

Character Development: Flat

  • Flat: Embody or represent a single characteristic, trait, or idea. They are not developed. Sometimes referred to as stereotyped or stock characters.

  • Example: Gollum


Character development round

Character Development: Round

  • Complex, multi-dimensional, and developed, embodying a number of qualities and traits. Usually a main character in the books you have read.


Character development static

Character Development: Static

  • The character does not change. Supporting characters. Sidekicks. Why not make a character change? To help the non-static character stand out and illuminate how they have changed.


Character development dynamic

Character Development: Dynamic

  • The character changes in their insight, understanding, or values. Changes in circumstance, even physical circumstance, do not apply unless they result in some change within the character's self.


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Character Development


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