Character analysis considers why particular characters are created and how they help develop a theme or moral viewpoint, as well as the explicit and implicit meanings that the author writes.
Which of these sentences describes the character of George explicitly?
People always whispered things about George
George walked through the room without looking at anyone
George was a bright, happy man, always smiling and laughing
What is an implicit description?
A description where there is no doubt about what the author wants the reader to think about their character
A description that uses lots of descriptive words, such as adjectives and adverbs
A description that implies what the author wants the reader to think about a character, but doesn’t actually spell it out
Which of these sentences is written in first person?
I walk to the shops where I buy six bags of crisps and then eat them all
He walks to the shops where he buys six bags of crisps and then eats them all
You walk to the shops where you buy six bags of crisps and then eat them all
What is second-person narration?
Where two people are talking together, taking turns to speak
Where the narrator appears to be talking directly to the reader, referring to them as ‘you’
Where the narrator is talking about more than one character, referring to them as ‘they’
Which of these is written in second person?
I must make sure that I recycle my cardboard properly
You must make sure you recycle your cardboard properly
He must make sure he recycles his cardboard properly
Which of these is written in third person?
“You go down the road, take a left and you’re there,” he said
“You go down the road, take a left and you’re there,” I say
“You go down the road, take a left and you’re there,” you say
When analysing a character, where would you get evidence about them?
By looking at what the character says and does and what others say about them
By looking at what the character wears and does for a living
By looking only at what the author writes about the character
Which of these would support to your analysis of a character?
Including a quote to back up a point
A list of all the other characters in the story
What does the acronym IDEAS stand for when using it to analyse a text?
Identify Describe Explain Analyse aSsess
Idea Describe Explain Analyse aSsess
Identify Describe Explore Analyse aSsess
Which of these sentences offer the most accurate advice for you to follow, when quoting from a text?
Use quotation marks, quote accurately and use short, well-chosen quotations to give more precise analysis.
Use question marks, quote as accurately as you want and quotes should be as long as you need them to be
Quote accurately, quotes should be as long as you need them to be and the longer the quote, the better.