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Characterization Notes

What is Characterization?

Characterization is how the author develops and displays the _________________________ and
their traits. It consists of a characters ___________________, _____________________, ________________ of
___________________, interests, thoughts, etc. (_____________________).

Characterization is often presented in two different ways:

1. ________________________ characterization: The author, narrator or other characters will


simply ______________the audience what a certain character is like.

2. _____________________ characterization: The author reveals the characters personalities
through ____________________, _________________________, observations, etc.


Characterization is the most significant in longer texts because:

More can be ________________ about each character


The author has more opportunities to _________________ the characters unique
personalities.
There are more characters in longer texts in most cases, which gives more
opportunities to use them to further the plot

Types of characters in Literature:

1. _______________________ Characters:
those who are __________ highly ___________________ in the story.
Not a lot of _________________/descriptions of these characters are given
Flat characters usually play a _________________________ role to the main characters
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2. _______________________ Characters:
One who is __________________________ and highly _________________________.
The writer will give enough information on these characters for the reader to
understand their _____________________ and emotions.
Usually play a _________________ role in story (more than flat characters)
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3. ________________________ Characters:
Remains the ____________________ throughout the story
While these characters may have experiences and interactions with other
characters, they are not _______________________ because of them.
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4. _________________________ Characters:
Those who undergo an _____________________________ change as the plot of the story
unfolds.
The change is usually internal (inside/mental), and may be ______________ or bad.
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CLASS DISCUSSION:

Think about the main character in the novel, The Hunger Games.
What type of character is Katnis? (Write down class responses):








What events and experiences have helped shape her character? (Write down class
responses):