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  1. Characterization Inferences based on textual evidence

  2. Characterization: The process of creating a character, including the words, actions, thoughts, appearance of the character, as well as, the perceptions and thoughts of others about the character. • Protagonist- main character • Antagonist- opposing force/character/obstacle Character: person/animal/thing in a work of Literature

  3. Direct Characterization: tells exactly what the character is like (personality, looks). It is descriptions found directly in the Text. • Indirect Characterization: shows what the character is like (personality, looks). It is inferences found through the use of textual evidence. Types of Characterization

  4. Static: A character that changes very little from the beginning to the end of the work. • Dynamic: A character that goes through a significant amount of changes from the beginning to the end of the work. Types of Characters:

  5. Motivation: Why do characters behave the way they do? • Strengths: The positive qualities and characteristics in a character. • Weaknesses: The negative qualities and strengths in a character. • Figurative Language: Any use of metaphors and/or similes by the character. • Symbolism: What symbolism is used to characterize the Character. Consider:

  6. SPEECH: What does the character say? How does the character speak? • THOUGHTS: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? • EFFECT: What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? • ACTIONS: What does the character do? How does the character behave? • LOOKS: What does the character look like? How does the character dress? Defining Character: