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Character Motivation. Why they do the things they do. Random?. Would you ever give away your favorite snack at lunch? Can you think of reasons that you might? Things that might MOTIVATE you?. No matter what reasons you have for  d oing the things you do, there are always reasons.

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character motivation

Character Motivation

Why they do the things they do

random
Random?

Would you ever give away your favorite snack at lunch?

Can you think of reasons that you might?

Things that might MOTIVATE you?

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No matter what reasons you have for 

doingthe things you do,

there are always reasons.

  • Not too much in life is

completely random,

if you really stop to examine

people and situations.

motivation
Motivation
  • A character’s motivation is what makes him/her think, feel, or act in a particular way.
  • When you know the reasons for a character’s actions, thoughts, or feelings, you understand his/her motivation.
  • A character’s motivation influences his/her actions. The actions, in turn, reveal the character traits.
different types of motivation
Different Types of Motivation
  • Religious beliefs (or lack thereof): Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism, etc., all have the power to affect how people see the world
  • Relationships: family; friends; love; hate; betrayal
  • Obligation: knowing you should do something whether you want to or not; fear of looking bad to others
types of motivation cont
Types of Motivation cont.
  • Needs and wants: money; basic needs; greed; dreams
  • Cultural influences: society; expectations
  • Revenge: past wrongs; hurt; anger
  • Past experiences: childhood; frightening situations; defining moments
  • Fear: the unknown; the past repeating itself
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