Analyzing Character

Posted: September 21, 2016 in Home
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Here is a brief overview of our discussion with the 7th grade today.

When analyzing character in a work of literature we focus on:
1). Traits (physical, emotional, psychological, etc)
2). Motivation (What does the character want? What drives this character to behave in each situation or overall?)
3). Other characters’ reactions to and interaction with the examined character.

You must recognize that characters are models of people, and literature is created by people; it’s about people, and it is written for people. Yes…characters are people too! You should judge and assess them with the same skill set you use to understand real people.

 

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