Character Traits and Analysis • What a character is like throughout a story
What does character mean? • It’s a person, animal, or object the author uses to tell a story • Real or make-believe • Have problems, feelings, and thoughts • Notice what say and do.
What trait does the character have? • What does trait mean? • It is an interesting thing about a character • It’s what makes him/her/it special • Way a character looks or acts • “funny”, “fast”, “strong,” or “smart”
What relationships does the character have? • What does relationship mean in terms of character? • A connection between people • Think in terms of friends, famiy, or schoolmates • Bea and Carloina are sisters. They are also best friends. They always do everything together.
Why does the character do something? • They may do something because of how they feel. • Important to know why characters do things within the story.
What problem does the character have? • Characters usually have a problem that needs to be solved. • Look for characters that may have a problem. • How do they solve their problem?
How does the character change? • Characters can change within a story. • Another character or event may change how the main charater acts
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