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What is an analysis of a character?
Character analysis is when you evaluate a character’s traits, their role in the story, and the conflicts they experience. Authors will also reveal character traits, which are a character’s behaviors, motivation, personality types, and their relationships with others throughout the story.
How does analysis of a character lead to a deeper understanding of a text?
Students who are able to analyze characters effectively comprehend stories more easily, and relate to them more fully. Character analysis also can strengthen a student’s ability to analyze people in the real world, and to better appreciate the points of view of people very different from themselves.
Why are characters so important?
Characters serve as the driving force in your story. Your characters create and push your plot forward. Readers can experience the world that you’ve created through your characters, both from the way that your characters interact with their environment and the way that your characters view their environment.