Character Analysis and Setting
In the stories you have read in Chapters 4-7, you have been introduced to several kinds of characters. Using a story that is different than the one you analyzed in the Literary Techniques and Their Connection to Conflict in Literature discussion, describe a character you sympathize with by answering the following questions:
- Why did this character interest you? What choices does the character make, and how do the choices (or the result of the choices) contribute to the theme of the story?
- What kind of conflict (internal/external) did this character encounter, and how did he/she handle it?
- How does the setting contribute to the characterâ€™s development?
- How does the setting contribute to the characterâ€™s experience and give the story more meaning?
As you consider these questions and answer them, incorporate readings found in Chapters 4-7 to help illustrate the points you make. Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in length and should address two or more of the following questions:
- Did your classmate acknowledge the complexities in the character he/she chose? If so, how so? If not, what should he/she consider?
- Are there other conflicts that your classmate should consider? For example, if your classmate primarily discussed a characterâ€™s external conflicts, offer an internal conflict that the character faces, or vice versa.
- Does your classmate adequately connect the character with the setting? Are there details that he/she did not discuss but are important to the story? Why are these details important?