Before getting into the worksheet, the student must understand the main types of characters:
The bad guy, the character who opposes the hero.
A character who is either very much like the protagonist,
or his mirror image, from whom he can learn.
A character with whom the protagonist can share his thoughts.
A character who represents a group, or class of people.
Name of Character:
Title of Work:
I. Type of Character: (Protagonist, Antagonist,
Foil, Confidante, or Stereotype. Explain why you chose as you did.)
II. Background: (Identification, character's age, sex, ethnic background, friends, family, religion, and other relevant material)
III. Values: What are the character's moral, cultural, and ethnic values?
IV. Personal Conflict: What problem must the character overcome?
V. Personal Events Which Intensity the Conflict: What
happens in the story to make the conflict difficult to solve?
VI. Personal Climax: What decision does the character make to solve the conflict?
VII. Changes in Character as a Result of Events in the
Story: What changes have been made in the character's
values and beliefs as a result of his decision. (Characters
who do not change are said to be STATIC. Those who do change are
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