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Characterisation

Characterisation

 When dealing with a novel, film or play, you will often be asked to analyse or examine a certain
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Typen der Charaktere und der Charakterisierung als auch eine Anleitung zum Verfassen einer Characterisation und useful phrases

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When dealing with a novel, film or play, you will often be asked to analyse or examine a certain character and his/her behaviour, relationships with others etc. To write a characterisation, you need basic vocabulary. Types of characters ● ● Types of characterisation ● • Characterisation protagonist/hero/heroine (main character) antagonist (another important character who is in conflict with the protagonist) flat character (does not change, has no depth) round character (changes, is presented in detail) ● direct characterisation: The narrator or a character tells the reader explicitly what a character is like. indirect characterisation: The reader interprets a character by what the character thinks, says, feels or does, and how he/she interacts with others. Step 1: Preparation Collect any relevant information given in the text about the character: personal data (name, age, gender) and appearance what the character says/does/thinks (main traits, behaviour, mood, views, language...) what others say (or the narrator says) about him/her What do your findings reveal about the character and his attitude towards others? Do his/her characteristics or the reader's view of him/her change in the story? Draw conclusions and use evidence from the text (quotes and lines). Step 2: Writing Introduction Briefly present the character (basic personal data and outward appearance). Say what his/her function/role in the story and how he/she relates to the other characters. Body Describe the character's traits, behaviour and development, providing details...

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from your notes- Do not forget to use examples and quotes to support your statements. Conclusion Sum up the most important traits. Useful phrases Personal data The protagonist is a young/middle-aged/elderly/ a 38-year-old single/married person/widow(er)/ child of ... origin. Outward appearance He/she is described as being tall/small.good- looking/handsome/ugly obese/stocky/slim. healthy/sickly. He/she has a bony/wrinkled/square/round/oblong face • bright/dull eyes long/flat/pointed nose matted/ straight/curly hair • …..is bald. He/she has tattooed/weather-beaten/leathery/ smooth/freckled/scarred skin · a loud/coarse/ ● sonorous/soft voice. • Positive character traits He/she is/seems to be amiable cheerful open- minded modest · decent • good-natured · honest • trustworthy • generous • gentle optimistic self- confident sympathetic considerate. sensitive. reasonable ambitious determined brave. courageous. Negative character traits He/she is/seems bad-tempered. cheeky. showy • rude violent · narrow-minded • gloomy spiteful deceitful unfeeling. stingy inconsiderate ruthless • dishonest. unreliable anxious pessimistic • shy • lazy. conceited insecure, because he/she • . . . Drawing conclusions about a character The body language/This action reveals that... X's statement "..." (1. x) shows/proves that he/she... X appears to be/is portrayed as... Talking about relationships to build up/continue/break off a relationship Their relationship is characterized by deep affection/hostility/suspicion/feelings of… The difficult/poor/close/casual relationship changes in the course of the story/remains unchanged until the end.

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When dealing with a novel, film or play, you will often be asked to analyse or examine a certain character and his/her behaviour, relationships with others etc. To write a characterisation, you need basic vocabulary. Types of characters ● ● Types of characterisation ● • Characterisation protagonist/hero/heroine (main character) antagonist (another important character who is in conflict with the protagonist) flat character (does not change, has no depth) round character (changes, is presented in detail) ● direct characterisation: The narrator or a character tells the reader explicitly what a character is like. indirect characterisation: The reader interprets a character by what the character thinks, says, feels or does, and how he/she interacts with others. Step 1: Preparation Collect any relevant information given in the text about the character: personal data (name, age, gender) and appearance what the character says/does/thinks (main traits, behaviour, mood, views, language...) what others say (or the narrator says) about him/her What do your findings reveal about the character and his attitude towards others? Do his/her characteristics or the reader's view of him/her change in the story? Draw conclusions and use evidence from the text (quotes and lines). Step 2: Writing Introduction Briefly present the character (basic personal data and outward appearance). Say what his/her function/role in the story and how he/she relates to the other characters. Body Describe the character's traits, behaviour and development, providing details...

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from your notes- Do not forget to use examples and quotes to support your statements. Conclusion Sum up the most important traits. Useful phrases Personal data The protagonist is a young/middle-aged/elderly/ a 38-year-old single/married person/widow(er)/ child of ... origin. Outward appearance He/she is described as being tall/small.good- looking/handsome/ugly obese/stocky/slim. healthy/sickly. He/she has a bony/wrinkled/square/round/oblong face • bright/dull eyes long/flat/pointed nose matted/ straight/curly hair • …..is bald. He/she has tattooed/weather-beaten/leathery/ smooth/freckled/scarred skin · a loud/coarse/ ● sonorous/soft voice. • Positive character traits He/she is/seems to be amiable cheerful open- minded modest · decent • good-natured · honest • trustworthy • generous • gentle optimistic self- confident sympathetic considerate. sensitive. reasonable ambitious determined brave. courageous. Negative character traits He/she is/seems bad-tempered. cheeky. showy • rude violent · narrow-minded • gloomy spiteful deceitful unfeeling. stingy inconsiderate ruthless • dishonest. unreliable anxious pessimistic • shy • lazy. conceited insecure, because he/she • . . . Drawing conclusions about a character The body language/This action reveals that... X's statement "..." (1. x) shows/proves that he/she... X appears to be/is portrayed as... Talking about relationships to build up/continue/break off a relationship Their relationship is characterized by deep affection/hostility/suspicion/feelings of… The difficult/poor/close/casual relationship changes in the course of the story/remains unchanged until the end.