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  1. Short Stories Something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing. VS Pritchett

  2. Definition: Short Stories • condensed fictional narrative that is usually written in prose. • They normally have a small number of characters involved in a single action with one theme.

  3. Emotional Impression Short stories are aimed at exciting a single emotional response in the reader.

  4. Characters • Are people, and sometimes animals, who take part in the story.

  5. Characters can be: Main Character: The most important characters. Minor Characters: all other characters.

  6. Types: Antagonists: whatever opposing force the protagonist struggles with, such as another character, environment, or something within the protagonist Protagonist: the central character

  7. Character Traits A quality that a character exhibits is called a character trait. This trait can be indicated by the character's statements, actions, or thoughts. Name some character traits of these two people.

  8. Characterization: The description of qualities present in a character. There are two types of Characterization:

  9. Indirect Characterization

  10. Direct Vs. Indirect Characterization • When an author uses adjectives to tellwhat a character is like, it is called Direct Characterization.  • When an author uses verbs to showwhat a character does, it is called Indirect Characterization.

  11. Character Development Short Stories Unit

  12. Character Development: Flat • Flat: Embody or represent a single characteristic, trait, or idea. They are not developed. Sometimes referred to as stereotyped or stock characters. • Example: Gollum

  13. Character Development: Round • Complex, multi-dimensional, and developed, embodying a number of qualities and traits. Usually a main character in the books you have read.

  14. Character Development: Static • The character does not change. Supporting characters. Sidekicks. Why not make a character change? To help the non-static character stand out and illuminate how they have changed.

  15. Character Development: Dynamic • The character changes in their insight, understanding, or values. Changes in circumstance, even physical circumstance, do not apply unless they result in some change within the character's self.

  16. Character Development