Characterization How do we make fair judgments about people based on individual experience? Characterization The author’s job of giving a character personality traits. Character traits are adjective words that describe their personality in general. They are not singular emotions. - Humorous - Serious - Independent Direct Characterization Characteristics or personality traits told by the author. Batman’s evil nemesis, the Joker… INDirect Characterization Characteristics or personality traits told through the story. Batman’s evil nemesis, the Joker… S.T.E.A.L. S.T.E.A.L. is a tool we use to give a personality to a character. SPEECH • • • • The words they use (word choice) They complexity of their speech Accents Stuttering thoughts • • • • Their beliefs Their internal monologue Their opinions Their emotions Effect on others • Positive or negative influence? • What they cause others to do • Befriend or antagonize? Actions • Public behavior • Treatment of others • Responses to stress looks • • • • • Appearance Dress Facial expressions Body language Clothing Characterization Use direct quote or action from text. Identify and explain the character trait in 1 sentence. Joker Characterization Analysis The Joker is a manipulative, sly villain. In the The Dark Knight, the Joker passively allows Batman to throw him around the room, all along, laughing at Batman’s rage. This means the Joker enjoys getting under Batman’s skin. It matters because it demonstrates the viciousness that villains like the Joker possess. Overall, Joker’s mischievous personality leads him to cause Batman to be the monster in each situation. able active adventurous affectionate afraid alert ambitious angry annoyed anxious apologetic arrogant attentive average bad blue bold bored bossy brainy brave bright brilliant busy calm careful careless cautious charming cheerful childish clever clumsy coarse concerned confident confused considerate cooperative courageous cowardly cross cruel curious dangerous daring dark decisive demanding dependable depressed determined discouraged dishonest disrespectful doubtful dull dutiful eager easygoing efficient embarrassed encouraging energetic evil excited expert fair faithful fearless fierce foolish fortunate foul fresh friendly frustrated funny gentle giving glamorous gloomy good graceful grateful greedy grouchy grumpy guilty happy harsh hateful healthy helpful honest hopeful hopeless humorous ignorant imaginative impatient impolite inconsiderate independent industrious innocent intelligent jealous kindly lazy leader lively lonely loving loyal lucky mature mean messy miserable mysterious naughty nervous nice noisy obedient obnoxious old peaceful picky pleasant polite poor popular positive precise proper proud quick quiet rational reliable religious responsible Sample Character Traits restless rich rough rowdy rude sad safe satisfied scared secretive selfish serious sharp short shy silly skillful sly smart sneaky sorry spoiled stingy strange strict stubborn sweet talented tall thankful thoughtful thoughtless tired tolerant touchy trusting trustworthy unfriendly unhappy upset useful warm weak wicked wise worried wrong young Identify and explain the character trait in 1 sentence. Identify and explain the character trait in 1 sentence. Use direct quote or action from text. Use direct quote or action from text. Perpetrator characterization Identify a PERPETRATOR from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and complete a STEAL Chart. Write a WANTED news report in the form of a SAY MEAN MATTER paragraph structure.