Jekyll & Hyde: Characterization

Report
DO NOW
Honors/Warnings/Transitions
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Complete self-evaluation.
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Review as class & share comments
DO NOW
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Split into partners
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Review active reading strategies. Name THREE things you might
annotate for.
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In partners, annotate the given passage from Jekyll and Hyde.
REVIEW
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Define the following 5 words:
• Austere
• Injustice
• Loathe
• Ignoble
• Imposter
Share paragraphs from last night’s homework
MISSING WORK & WIKI
MISSING WORK
See sheet for missing
assignments.
HOW TO ACCESS WIKI
• Website on Syllabus
(http://english.hyde.wi
kispaces.net/English+
10)
• Homework,
handouts, lesson
plans.
OBJECTIVES
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Introduce characterization
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Review active reading strategies
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Apply characterization to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
CHARACTERIZATION
Definition: Characterization is
the process of presenting
the different aspects of
character and personality
of someone in a novel or
short story.
As readers, how do we learn about
characters?
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What they say (dialogue)
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What they do (actions)
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What they think (interior
monologue)
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What they have and wear
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Where they are
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The people with whom they
associate
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What others say about them
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Through the author’s direct
statement
TYPES OF CHARACTERIZATION
Direct
tells the audience what the
personality of the character is.
Example: “The polite boy and
friendly girl were both well
behaved and did not disobey
their parents.”
Explanation: The author is directly
telling the audience the
personality of these two
children.
Indirect
shows things that reveal the
personality of a character.
What clues do we, as readers,
have to look for?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=Yf7MT1p1VNI
In this scene from clueless, what
do we learn about Cher from
her speech, actions, thoughts,
clothing, response from
others?
TYPES OF CHARACTERS
Protagonist :
The central figure. The
person/thing that drives the
novel. Not necessarily heroic.
Antagonist:
Represents obstacles that the
protagonist must face.
Stands directly opposed to
the protagonist.
TYPES OF CHARACTERS
Flat: Embody or represent a single characteristic, trait, or idea. They are not
developed.
• Why would an author not develop a character?
Round: Complex, multi-dimensional, and developed, embodying a number of
qualities and traits.
• Usually the main character of a novel.
• Think of examples.
Static: The character does not change. Supporting Characters. Sidekicks.
• Why not have a main character change
Dynamic: The character changes.
 Physical change must also reflect change in self (insight,
understanding, or value)
Character
Round
Flat
Dynamic
Considered the best type of character
development. Usually the protagonist
and often the antagonist as well.
Characters cannot be dynamic and flat,
because in a flat character we do not
know enough about them for them to
recognize a change. If a flat character
seems to change, it is usually due to poor
writing.
Static
Development is considered
well-done. Often found in
protagonists in books for
younger children or in a
supporting/side-kick role.
In very simple books, or in
fairy tales, the protagonist
may be flat and static. Also
appropriate for minor
characters in other books.
Sitemaker.umich.edu/brittanydavis/files/characterization.doc
APPLYING CHARACTERIZATION TO DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
Mr. Utterson
Mr. Hyde
p. 5: “He was austere with
himself…”
p. 10: “He is not easy to
describe…”
p. 14: “In the course of his nightly
patrols…”
p. 13: “The figure in these two
phases haunted the lawyer…”
p. 15: dialogue with Hyde
p. 15: dialogue with Utterson
p. 17: “And the lawyer, scared by the
thought…”
p. 16: “Mr Hyde was pale and
dwarfish”
Activity: Review first two chapters. Put character’s name at the top. Divide
poster into direct and indirect characterization. Using the sections above
(and others) jot down images or bits of description about each character.
What have we learned about them?

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