CHARACTERIZATION LC1 How a Character is Revealed Directly: the narrator or author explains explicitly or directly Indirectly: Thoughts or feelings Interactions with other characters His or her actions What other characters say about this person Examples: Directly: “Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody” (153). Why/how is this a direct characterization about Jem? Indirectly: As Scount, Jem and Dill deliberate what to do with their time, Scout rolls in a tire to play. In deciding who will go first, “Jem arbitrated, awarded me first push with an extra time for Dill…” (49). Why/how is this indirect characterization about Jem? Types of Character FLAT Two-dimensional in that they are relatively uncomplicated ROUND Complex with depth and nuance Who can you predict or infer already is a flat character? A round character? How so? Types of Character STATIC Do not change throughout the course of a work DYNAMIC Undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the reader. In a novel or story, the protagonist USUALLY is what type of character? Writer’s Warm-up (next class): Writing Tips/Reminders: Include a T.A.G. Novels are underlined Write one body paragraph describing Scout: How is she a flat vs. round character? Do you predict she is a static vs. round character? How and why? Include a TS Incorporate a quote and parenthetical citation CM> 2 sentences Make/end with a connection to self, text, or world Write another body paragraph summarizing Atticus. How is he a flat vs. round character? Do you predict he is a static vs. round character? How and why?