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					CHARACTERIZATION


   Static/dynamic characters, direct and indirect characterization,
                          character traits
Brainstorm

1. What is characterization?
2. What is a character trait?
3. What is internal characterization?
4. What is external characterization?
Characterization:

 The process an author uses to develop its
  character

What does this mean to you?
Character Traits

 Characteristics that define a character
 Qualities that are unique to a person
   Smart
   Creative
   Passionate
   Devoted
   Determined
   Lazy
   Cooperative
   ECT…..
Character Traits About You!

 Name 5 character traits that describe you!
 (funny, nice, pretty…. Are weak….. You can do
  better!)
1st period: While reading…

 Mark places where you see your theme
  “belonging” or NOT “belonging” (T)
 Mark places were you learn character traits
  about Victor (C)
   Can be both inferred and directly stated.
     Jim was very unlike any other businessman. He
      made sure that all his clients got what they had paid
      for.
     Jim was an honest man. He never cheated anybody
      in his entire life.
4th period: While reading…

 Mark places where you see your theme
  “belonging” or NOT “belonging” (T)
1st period: While reading…

 Mark places where you see your theme
  “belonging” or NOT “belonging” (T)
 Mark places were you learn character traits
  about Victor (C)
   Can be both inferred and directly stated.
     Jim was very unlike any other businessman. He
      made sure that all his clients got what they had paid
      for.
     Jim was an honest man. He never cheated anybody
      in his entire life.
Direct Characterization

 Writer directly states or describes the traits
     Jim was an honest man. He never cheated anybody in
       his entire life.
       “Darla was a very smart girl. She worked hard
        and always got her work done.”
Indirect Characterization
  Writer reveals a character’s personality through his actions,
   thoughts, words, and actions of others.
    Jim was very unlike any other businessman. He made sure that
     all his clients got what they had paid for.
  You try!

A. Linda was a strong woman who lived her entire life on her
  own terms, without compromising and without ever being
  apologetic for anything.

B. You would not expect Linda to do what other women would
  normally do. When she was eighteen, she ran away from
  home and got married to a thirty-nine year old painter.
  Unfortunately, her husband grew ill and died. This did not
  kill Linda's spirit though. She soon moved to the city and got
  herself a job as a dancer at the newly opened Evan’s theater.
c. John cared a lot for the well-being of others. There was an
old couple living alone near his house. John used to buy
weekly groceries for them and even check on them
everyday, just to see how they are doing.

d. An old couple living near John's house considered him just
like their own son. John did all that for them what even a son
these days won't do. He would shop for them, get them
things and say hello everyday.
     You try!

A. DIRECT Linda was a strong woman who lived her entire life
     on her own terms, without compromising and without ever
     being apologetic for anything.

B. INDIRECT You would not expect Linda to do what other
     women would normally do. When she was eighteen, she ran
     away from home and got married to a thirty-nine year old
     painter. Unfortunately, her husband grew ill and died. This
     did not kill Linda's spirit though. She soon moved to the city
     and got herself a job as a dancer at the newly opened Evan’s
     theater.

D.
C. DIRECT John cared a lot for the well-being of others.
There was an old couple living alone near his house. John
used to buy weekly groceries for them and even check on
them everyday, just to see how they are doing.

D. INDIRECT An old couple living near John's house
considered him just like their own son. John did all that for
them what even a son these days won't do. He would shop
for them, get them things and say hello everyday.
Static and Dynamic Characters
Static and Dynamic

 What does it mean to be static?
 What does it mean to be dynamic?

 The cars were static. It took forever to get to
  the store.

 The dancer was very dynamic. She started on
  one side of the stage and quickly moved to
  the other side.
Static Characters

            A static character is
               one who remains
             basically unchanged
              throughout a work

            Much like static on a
             T.V. set will stay the
                     same
Dynamic Characters

            A dynamic character
                 undergoes a
              permanent change
                during a story

             Much like dynamite
              will cause something
                 to change by
                   explosion
                  Dynamic

 Major change in character
 Bad  Good
 Good  Bad


 Crucial to the story
 EX: Scrooge
     Beginning: mean, bitter, greedy
     End: generous, kind, beloved
    The Peanut Butter Sandwich
       By: Shel Silverstein

 I'll sing you a story of silly young king
Who played with the world at the end of a
                    string.
   But he only loved one single thing --
      And that was just a peanut-butter
                  sandwich.
  His subjects all were silly fools
   For he had passed a royal rule
That all that they could learn in school
  Was how to make a peanut-butter
                sandwich.
  His scepter wand his royal gowns,
  His regal throne and golden crowns
Were brown and sticky from the mounds
And drippings from each peanut-butter
               sandwich.
 He would not eat his sovereign steak,
  He scorned his soup and kingly cake,
    And told his courtly cook to bake
 An extra-sticky peanut-butter sandwich.
    And then one day he took a bite
    And started chewing with delight,
But found his mouth was stuck quite tight
   From that last bite of peanut-butter
               sandwich.
His brother pulled, his sister pried,
The wizard pushed, his mother cried,
    "My boy's committed suicide
 From eating his last peanut-butter
             sandwich!"
 The dentist came, and the royal doc.
The royal plumber banged and knocked,
But still those jaws stayed tightly locked.
   Oh darn that sticky peanut-butter
                 sandwich!
 The carpenter, he tried with pliers,
 The telephone man tried with wires,
   The firemen, they tried with fire,
 But couldn't melt that peanut-butter
              sandwich.
 With ropes and pulleys, drills and coil,
     With steam and lubricating oil --
   For twenty years of tears and toil --
  They fought that awful peanut-butter
               sandwich.
   Then all his royal subjects came.
They hooked his jaws with grapplin' chains
And pulled both ways with might and main
   Against that stubborn peanut-butter
                sandwich.
  Each man and woman, girl and boy
Put down their ploughs and pots and toys
    And pulled until kerack! Oh, joy --
  They broke right through that peanut-
            butter sandwich.
 A puff of dust, a screech, a squeak --
   The kin's jaw opened with a creak.
  And then in voice so faint and weak --
The first words that they heard him speak
   Were, "How about a peanut-butter
               sandwich?"
Static or Dynamic?

           Fill out your graphic
            organizer with the
            correct information

           Then state whether
            the character of the
            king is static or
            dynamic
Answer: Static

 The king goes through the horrible ordeal of
  having his mouth stuck together by a peanut
  butter sandwich for TWENTY years.
 However, as soon as he gets unstuck….he
  wants another peanut butter sandwich
  showing he did not undergo a major change.
                    Garbage
                By Shel Silverstein
      Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
    Would not take the garbage out!
She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans,
  Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and
                shout,
    And so it piled up to the ceilings:
     Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
       Brown bananas, rotten peas,
      Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
     It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
  Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
  Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
 Pizza crusts and withered greens,
   Soggy beans and tangerines,
  Crusts of black burned buttered
                toast,
   Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .
 She simply would not take the garbage out.
     The garbage rolled on down the hall,
     It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .
         Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
           Globs of gooey bubble gum,
         Cellophane from green baloney,
           Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
          Peanut butter, caked and dry,
          Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
   Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
   Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
    Cold French fried and rancid meat,
     Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
    At last the garbage reached so high
      That it finally touched the sky.
    And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
   And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
      "OK, I'll take the garbage out!"
 But then, of course, it was too late. . .
  The garbage reached across the state,
   From New York to the Golden Gate.
 And there, in the garbage she did hate,
      Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
        That I cannot now relate
 Because the hour is much too late.
 But children, remember Sarah Stout
  And always take the garbage out!
Static or Dynamic?

           Fill out your graphic
            organizer with the
            correct information

           Then state whether
            the character of the
            king is static or
            dynamic
         Answer: Dynamic


 The answer is dynamic because Sylvia does
    state, "OK, I'll take the garbage out!"
 showing that she does change her mind and
   viewpoint….however it was just too late.
           Rip Van Winkle
              summary
 One day long ago Rip Van Winkle took a walk
 in the woods. While he was in the woods he fell
    asleep. He slept, and slept, and slept, and
     slept. He slept for twenty years. When he
  woke up the world around him had changed.
   Rip still felt the same, but his wife had aged,
   his children were married, and someone else
                was living in his house.
Static or Dynamic?


             Fill out your graphic
              organizer with the
              correct information

             Then state whether
              the character of the
              king is static or
              dynamic
Answer: Static

 Rip Van Winkle slept for twenty years and his
  entire life, family, and home changed, but Rip
  “still felt the same.”

 Rip Van Winkle’s world around him may have
  changed, but he did not.

				
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