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The peoplewho take part in the action of a story; a person introduced in a story
The method an author uses to reveal the personality of the characters in the story
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces
The feelings evoked in a reader or audience; the emotional atmosphere of a literary work
A repeated feature or idea that has symbolic significance in a text. Motifs help convey and import aspect, idea, or theme
The sequence of events in a story
The time and location of the action in the story
An object used for or representing something else in a text; frequently a token, emblem, or sign that has one or more meanings
How do you figure out characterization?
Effects on others
How does characterization affect the story?
Characterization creates conflicts
What are the types of conflicts?
Person vs person
Person vs nature
Person vs society
Person vs supernatural
Person vs self
Person vs technology
How would removing the conflict alter the story?
Conflicts drive the plot forward and shapes the story. It makes the story have a cause and effect.
The insight with which the author explores the subject
What should you think about when coming up with a theme?
•What the characters learn about themselves or life
•Whether or not the characters change
•what you can learn about life or people in general from the characters' experiences, changes, and lessons.
What should you consider about the setting?
Setting can shed light on the theme or it may be a crucial element of the conflict
Info about setting
•The importance of the setting to the characters and events
•whether descriptions of the setting include words with strong emotional associations
•the conflict and where it takes place
•whether the setting affects what the characters say and do
How are conflicts important for the theme?
They spark the plot and are they key to the theme
What should you identify to find the plot and theme?
The problem; how the conflict is resolved and how characters feel about the resolution; how the story begins and ends; the main conflict
_______ characterization is when an author tells the reader what the characters are like.
_______ characterization is when an author demonstrates a character's qualities and characteristics without telling the reader
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