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Writing your Character Analysis . Step One. Choose your character Make it a good one Someone who has changed over the course of the story or Someone who has remained true to themselves. Step Two:. Find three adjectives to describe your character

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step one
Step One
  • Choose your character
    • Make it a good one
    • Someone who has changed over the course of the story


    • Someone who has remained true to themselves
step two
Step Two:
  • Find three adjectives to describe your character
    • Find synonyms for each of your chosen adjectives
      • The more you have to pull information from – the better.
step three
Step Three
  • Chart it out
step four
Step Four
  • For each adjective(synonym) find quotes (include page numbers) that illustrate how they are.
  • For each adjective, find another character who describes your character in the same fashion
    • And so on and so on.
step 4 1
Step 4.1
  • Now complete the chart for the rest of the adjectives and synonyms you have chosen.
step five
Step Five
  • Describe the situation in which your character lives
  • Is there something they need to overcome?
  • Are they treated fairly?
  • Do they treat others fairly?
    • In other words – did they suffer from discrimination or did they heap discrimination on others? The difference between Jack and Piggy or Boxer and Napoleon.
novel summary
Novel Summary

How to write it

What is expected from it

novel summary1
Novel Summary
  • Revisit the parts of plot and relate information:
  • Plot the sequence of events that create a story
    • Exposition: background information
    • Conflict: the issue to be addressed
      • Internal: man vs. self
      • External: man vs. man; man vs. nature; man vs. society
    • Complication – as it relates to the events of plot
    • Rising action
    • Climax
    • Falling Action
    • Resolution/ denouement
summary continued
Summary continued
  • Focus specifically on the social injustice or discrimination
    • Things that were wrong
    • Characters that were treated badly or very well
    • The change the characters go through
    • Don’t find a reason for these things to have happened, just explain that they did happen based upon a level of unfairness

Yes – I want and expect you to use quotes to “enhance” the paper.

  • Group topics together – for example I would put the exposition and conflicts together. “Argument erupt between various character creating dissention and ongoing tumoil.”
    • Then Complication and Rising action – your choice as to what you believe they are
    • Climax and falling action
    • Resolution is on its own

Don’t begin by trying to write the introduction –

    • We will do thatin class together
    • There is a certain format and tone I want you to use
  • Begin typing your first line:
    • After suffering through years of maltreatment and abuse, the animals are rallied to revolution when they hear Old Major, the most respected animal on the farm, speak of his dream for the future. Now you can pick it up from there. Do try to change things around a bit.
    • In an effort to keep the future generation safe, the boys were evacuated from war-torn London but found themselves on a deserted island fighting for survival from an unexpected enemy; each other.
get the basics done
  • I will help you with the introduction, conclusion and segway to research opening.
      • Promise, promise!!
  • Title of Novel, author
  • One or two sentence synopsis of the novel; try to utilize the term social injustice or discrimination
    • “It tells the story of…”
    • “The novel focuses on…”
    • “revolves around”
    • “centers on”
  • Social injustice, as defined by Merriam –Webster’s School Dictionary is defined as, “
  • Discrimination, as defined by Merriam-Webster's School Dictionary is defined as, “

Choose one term to define


Then you are going to discuss and reference some of the ways the characters experienced discrimination:

  • The animals, hopeful for a brighter future, worked happily until the rules governing them began to change.


  • The boys, once a cohesive group began a slow degeneration process where they lost their civil behavior and began to act cruelly towards one another.

You will need to have three BIG IDEAS here, ones that you will discuss in your summary.

how to cite
How to cite

Roger began to act out in little ways, “Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over” (Orwell, pg. 60) and then began to feel emboldened when he was not corrected for his behavior.

Parenthetical citations: in text citations that reference author and page where quote is found. The author’s name and work should be listed in the Bibliography.

opening to research
Opening to Research

Though acts of cruelty and retribution make for an exciting fictional reading experience, history is fraught with examples of social injustice. One of the most turbulent time periods in American History is the Civil Rights Movement.


Social injustice and discrimination, though entertaining on a literary level are also quite common in society. Examples range from the Inquisition from centuries ago to the crisis in the Ukraine in present time.