The Canterbury Tales: A Character Sketch of Chaucer's Knight
Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written in approximately 1385,
is a collection of twenty-four stories ostensibly told by various people who are
going on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral from London, England...
A Character Sketch of Joe Gargery
Joe Gargery might not be the smartest or wisest of Dickens' characters,
but he is definitely one of the kindest and most humane. Although Miss Havisham
gets much attention for being different, I think that you will soon be convinced
that Joe, however simple he m...
1984 by George Orwell: Character Sketch
by Jeffrey Bowerman.
The two main characters in 1984 are Winston Smith and Julia. Winston has his
beliefs. It is very hard to make him believe in someone else's ideas or lies.
He is a little paranoid about people watching him. In the story 1984, people...
Call of the Wild: Character Sketch - Buck
Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck
through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him,
as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow,
just to help men f...
Character Sketch of Mr. Pignatti
Mr. Pignatti is just a big kid at heart. He was very lonely until John
and Lorriane came along. He is a closed man and tries to hide his feelings
about his wives death. He is a very nice and kind hearted man and tries to be
nice to Lorriane and John. "Mak...
A Doll’s House – Character Sketch of Nora
A Doll’s House Nora is a very full of life, down to earth character. It’s hard to say exactly what she is. Is she an absent-minded, silly child, as she appears to be in the beginning? Is she a gullible woman needing protection f...
Character sketch for Shiloh
In Bobbie Ann Mason's story "Shiloh" she presents the character of Norma Jean
as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as
a strong character on the outside in the opening of the story. "She lifts t...
Character sketch of Emily Grierson
Emily Grierson, referred to as Miss Emily throughout the story, is the main character of A Rose for Emily'' written by William Faulkner. Emily is born to a proud, aristocratic family sometime during the Civil War; Miss Emily used to live with her father...
The Neckklace Character Sketch
Not once in the whole story does Mathilda ever thank her husband. She is concerned only with herself. Mathilda's selfish greediness is also shown in her attitudes toward other people. She has one acquaintance mentioned, Madame Forrester. Matilda is such a type pers...
Character Sketch of the Narrator in "Was it a Dream?" By Guy de Maupassant
In the first paragraph alone, many important aspects of the narrator's character are revealed. It is revealed to the reader that the narrator was in love and is grieving for the woman he loved. It is also in the first pa...
Jane Eyre: Character Sketch
# The protagonist and title character, orphaned as a baby. She is a plain-featured, small and reserved but talented, empathetic, hard-working, honest (not to say blunt), and passionate girl. Skilled at studying, drawing, and teaching, she works as a governess at Thornf...
31 March 2010
Some people believe that marriage is bliss. However that is not the case. In “Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard I treated wrongly by her husband Brently Mallard. She is very tired of being hurt she wishes her life would end....
27 February 2009
Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days follows the wild adventure of a man named Phileas Fogg. Fogg made a famous bet saying that he could travel all the way around the world in only 80 days. Through this trip the reader realizes that Phileas Fogg is...
My friend Dominique is the most amazing friend anybody could ask for. We’ve been through so much together, we’re basically like sisters. We met on the first day of school when I was in the sixth grade and she was in the seventh grade. She was having trouble finding a class beca...
7 February 2011
Character Sketch: Alice
The story “Mirror Image” by Lena Coakley is about the character Alice trying to find her true self
in the midst of an identity crisis. The character’s struggle was caused when she and her dad had an
Character sketch of little Rawdon
William Makepeace Thackeray, one of the greatest English prose writers, provided the best portrait of the ruling classes of his country in the first half of the nineteenth century.
“Vanity Fair” is his masterpiece. It is a broad panorama of contemp...
Cosette Character Sketch
The character of Cosette brings a sense of love and romance, a hope for a better future, and entertainment value to the story of Les Miserables. She is also a developing character. Cosette's beauty, the way she sees herself, and her fer...
A Character Sketch of Rudolph Steiner (The Green Door by O'Henry)
Rudolph Steiner is the main character of the story “The Green Door” by O’Henry.
Rudolph Steiner belongs to the middle class of American society of the beginning of the 20th century. He is a piano salesman, a commonplace c...
Sample character sketch - my friend Liz.
My friend Liz is the most amazing friend anybody could ask for. We’ve been through so much together, we’re basically like sisters. We met on the first day of school in sixth grade, both of us terrified by the massive size of the middle school. She had th...
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“Richard Strout, a Character Sketch”
Richard Strout plays the role of the antagonist in Andre Dubus’ story “Killings”. The character Richard Strout on the surface is a stereotypical spoiled ex-jock, with violent tenden...