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  • Characters and Values

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    Characters tend to take to their values very strongly. A character will do anything possible to stand behind what they value. Authors use this to invoke a strong feeling in the reader, and make the plot more meaningful. By showing how strongly values affect the character, it causes one to question how strong and meaningful their own values are. A poem that does this is “1910”, by Pat Mora, and a oral history that is an example is “Tsali of the Cherokees”, by Alice Marriot. In “1910”, symbolism is

  • The Character of Antigone

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    The Character of Antigone Antigone, the character for which the play was named, is a very complex character. She seems to change directions all throughout the play and there is never one point in which you know exactly what she will do because she is just that unpredictable. This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime and say the complete opposite. Antigone’s character is very intriguing strictly due to the fact that she keeps

  • Setting, Character and Plot

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    around the time of world war two when he is a naval officer. John Marsden’s novel is set around a time of war in the not two past history (up to ten years ago). Both of the novels share various similarities and differences in character. Both novels have teenage characters that are tested with life skills when a major curve ball gets thrown at them and they have to provide for themselves and survive without the adult guidance usually there for a safety net i... ... middle of paper ... ... which

  • Paul's Character Analysis

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    the main character Paul goes through many changes and makes many decisions that affect the plot tremendously. As you can see, Paul is a great example of a dynamic character. Whether it be how he talks, acts, thinks, and looks, all will change because of major events in the book. Sometimes Paul makes plot changing decisions without even knowing it, being his own influence. Paul's appearance does not change over time, but his unchanging style shows a certain independence amongst his character. In the

  • Character Analysis: What Motivates Characters to Make Decisions

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    of work, characters are motivated to make deals that at the time seem to be flawless; however, the characters come to find that sometimes their drive to get involved in the deal is not worth the consequences and overall outcome. In Christopher Marlowe’s play, Doctor Faustus, Faustus sells his soul to the devil because he is no longer satisfied with the limits of traditional forms of knowledge. Much like Marlowe’s play, Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the main character, Dorian Gray

  • Character Analysis: Ponni

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    thoughts, physical appearance, and the other characters’ thoughts or words about that personality. Characterization is often used with the intent to portray a different or new side to something through the thoughts and actions of a character. One such character is Ponni in The Dark Room by R.K. Narayan. Ponni is a villager, wife of a blacksmith, who rescues the protagonist, Savitri, as she is about to commit suicide. Above all, Ponni is the character that the author uses to portray a different side

  • Gattaca Character Analysis

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    Evolution of Jerome Jerome was a very admirable character in both the film and screenplay “Gattaca”; there were times that he was the worst character and times he was the best. In this futuristic, dystopian society it is possible for someone to give his DNA for use by another person and in that way Jerome gives his DNA to Vincent, a person without perfect DNA like Jerome, and surrenders his former identify to become known as Eugene. Initially, with the complexities of the story focused on Vincent

  • Jerome Character Analysis

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    Jerome Jerome was a very influencing character in the film and in the screen play, there were times that he was the worst character and times he was the best. Jerome was also known as Eugene because he gave his identity over to Vincent. So much happened in this story with Vincent that is was hard to really get connected with Jerome. He was obviously a main character as well but he was in the background so much that it was easy to get caught up in Vincent’s character. As the story line progressed Jerome

  • Characters of Lord of the Flies

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    The characters of Lord of the Flies and their actions symbolize many things in reality. Most characters have a counterpart such as Ralph and Jack, Piggy and Roger, and Simon. Ralph symbolizes a civil leader. He repetitively calls meeting to attempt to restore order and to figure out a way to get rescued. An example of Ralph’s leadership is when he says "this meeting must not be fun, but business" (Pg. 76); this shows leadership because he is urgent to get rescued instead of having only fun and no

  • The Hobbit Character Analysis

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    Essential Questions and Discussion Topics  How do you define morality?  What are ways you can define someone's character? (Characterization)  How does the setting affect the mood or feelings of the characters? (Shire/Mirkwood/Spiders)  What is the idea of fantasy? (“An invention of the imagination.”)  Point of View: Omniscient (The narrator has an inside understanding of the characters)  What motifs continue to reoccur throughout the novel? Activities and Instruction  Whole class reading