All students will take the 20-point quiz on irony today!!!
Today we begin reading The Most Dangerous Game. We will examine the final two elements of our short stories today and tomorrow. Today, we take a close look at “character.”
Protagonist–Our main character who faces the conflict. Usually the good guy/girl although that doesn’t mean they always abide by the law.
Antagonist–The character or force that opposes the protagonist.
Direction Characterization–When an author simply states one of the character traits.
*Murray is mean. Murry is tall.
Indirection Characterization–When the author shows us the character’s traits with actions, dialogue, etc.
*Murray shoved six freshmen on his way to lunch. Murray ducked his head when entering the room.
Static Character–Character who stays the same throughout the story.
Dynamic Character–Character who grows/changes throughout the story (think of every Disney/Pixar film protagonist!) or Simba.
Here is the full text of The Most Dangerous Game. There will be an open book/open note quiz on Friday worth 25 points along with the Quack Quiz. http://archive.org/stream/TheMostDangerousGame_129/danger.txt