characterization and leadership in LOTF

Characterisation and Leadership
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Characterisation and Leadership

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At the end of the lesson
  • I know what a good leader is
  • I know the different kinds of character in fiction 
  • I can describe the development of the characters in LOTF

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Leadership and group dynamic play an important role in Lord of the Flies. It is very important for the boys on the island to choose the leader with the best leadership qualities.
This exercise will help you formulate what makes a good leader. What kind of qualities you need to be a good leader.

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LEADERSHIP PROFILES In groups of three fill in the grid with leadership profiles.

Come to a consesus with the group on who are the best leaders. 

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Group answer
from your list, name the two best leaders

Slide 5 - Open question

Group answer
List the leadership qualities of
Ralph and Jack

Slide 6 - Open question

“Fictional life begins when an author breathes into his character and convinces us of their reality. ‘

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Characterization is the act of creating and developing a character. 

→ It is important to remember that characterization relies upon the character’s traits and not upon his or hers physical appearance.

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A writer can use direct characterization when stating or describing a character’s traits. 

→ Direct characterization relies on the author to tell us litterally about the character's personality

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Indirect characterization is when an author shows a character’s personality through his actions or feelings, and words, or through another character’s observations and reactions. 

→ Indirect characterization relies on the reader to put together the clues in order to figure out the character’s personality.

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A. Flat characters
- one or two traits are presented

B. Stock characters (or stereotype)
- a flat character who appears so often that his traits are well-known
- e.g. the cruel stepmother

C. Round characters
- (complex and many sided) like people in real life
- plausible
D. Static character
- same at the end of the story as at the beginning

E. Developing character
- (Dynamic) by the end of the story an important and basic change in some aspect of the character, personally or outlook has occurred.

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• Give a description of the personality each character displays at the beginning of the novel;

• Give a description of the changes (if any) the character exhibits as he moves through the novel;
• Indicate what kind of character they are e.g. flat character, round character.

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