June 11, 2013


  1. House on Mango Street

  2. Characterization is the process by w hich the w riter

    reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization.
  3. Exam ple: “T he patient boy and quiet girl w

    ere both w ell mannered and did not disobey their mother.” Explanation: T he author is directly telling the audience the personality of these tw o children. T he boy is “patient” and the girl is “quiet.”
  4.  Speech : • What does the character say? How

    does the character speak? T houghts: • What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? Effect on others tow ard the character: • What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? • How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? Actions: • What does the character do? • How does the character behave? Looks: • What does the character look like? • How does the character dress?
  5. Direct Characterization Indirect Characterization Provide text evidence to support your

  6.  Using the text evidence you have found, create a

    scene in which you visually apply each piece of evidence. • For example:  “Grandpa slept on the living room couch and snored through his teeth.” (p.39) *The key is to creatively figure out how to represent your indirect characterization text evidence.
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