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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And Story Conflict
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
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.
Does not have many character traits
Easily defined in a single sentence because we know little about the character
Most minor characters are flat
Person vs. Person
An EXTERNAL conflict that involves a struggle, mental or physical, between two characters in the story.
An EXTERNAL conflict that involves the struggle between a character and the rules or laws that govern the society in which he/she lives.
An INTERNAL conflict that involves the struggle between the character and his/her conscience.
An EXTERNAL conflict that involves a struggle between the character and the elements of nature that are beyond his/her control.
The students were bored by Miata’s speech.
Rudy excites them with his speech.
Rudy will probably win because he has a connection with the voters.