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ELA 6: Book Club Unit
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the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
When an author TELLS a reader a character's personality trait.
When an author SHOWS a reader a character's personality trait through the character's looks, actions, relationships, speech, or thoughts.
Main character in a story
Point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
First person point of view
the protagonist is telling the story from their perspective
Third person point of view limited
The narrator is OUTSIDE the story describing the action to the reader. The narrator ONLY knows the thoughts of the protagonist.
Third person point of view omniscient
A narrator who is OUTSIDE THE STORY but knows everything about ALL of the characters
The start of the story where the setting and protagonist are introduced
the person who tells the story
The time period and place of a story
The problem that is the focus of the story which pushes the plot forward and involves the main characters
Smaller struggles experienced by characters that only exist for part of a story.
a conflict that occurs INSIDE a character's mind
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something OUTSIDE of the character
a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully explained by the author; usually the protagonist.
A character who shows one or two traits who does not develop in the course of a story. Gram in Freak the Mighty.
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end.
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action. Grim and Max in Freak the Mighty.
Conversation between characters
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