Character Introductions

Character Synopses

Work Time

Throughout this unit, your group will be reading the novel through the eyes of one of its characters. While you will be considering the characters, conflicts, and themes of the novel as a whole, you will regularly think and write about how your character would view various people and events. Ultimately, you will complete a longer writing assignment from the point of view of your character. Today’s goal is to get to know your character.

Carefully read through the description of your character. Take notes and discuss with your group as you read. Answer the following questions, using evidence from the text to support your responses.

  • What kind of person is your character?
  • What are his or her strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are the most important values he or she holds?
  • What are his or her family background, social status, and personal history?
  • What are the most important conflicts in his or her life?

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