Character Analysis Essay
As part of our study of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, you will be writing a character analysis essay. Below are the criteria of this assignment.
Choose a character to analyze.
♦ George, Lennie, Slim, Curly, Curly’s Wife
Identify one dominant characteristic of that character.
♦ DO NOT choose a physical characteristic.
♦ Choose a PERSONALITY trait.
Develop your analysis of the character by finding and analyzing direct quotations from the novel based on the following: ♦ How is that particular trait exemplified by the character’s Dialogue?
♦ How is that particular trait reinforced by what another character’s says about the character you have chosen?
Based on that trait and how it is developed, decide whether your character is flat, round, static or dynamic.
Choose Character & Identify Trait
o Opening Sentence (includes title of novel, author’s name, hint toward paper topic)
o One sentence Plot Summary (explains the main conflict of the novel)
o Introduce Character as either a protagonist, antagonist, narrator or supporting character
o Thesis: “Based on this character’s dialogue, actions, appearance and other characters’ perception of him/her, (character name) clearly possesses the trait of (list trait) making (character) a (flat, round, static, or dynamic) character.
1. Topic Sentence: (Character’s name) clearly possesses the trait of (list trait) as exemplified by his/her dialogue. a) Provide a passage where the character is using dialogue.
What does he/she say & how does it reveal the character trait and they type...
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