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NameI.D. NumberHayley Weyen,D41747384Project 1Evaluation 31Multicultural Literature (ENGH 015 062)Be sure to include ALL pages of this project (including the directions and the assignment) when yousend the project to your teacher for grading. Don’t forget to put your name and I.D. number at thetop of this page!This project consists of two parts, each worth 50 points for a total of 100 points.Note thatgrammar, spelling, and proper citation of sources are important for this project. Refer to the appendixin this syllabus for guidelines on writing conventions.Part AThis portion of the assignment will be a character analysis essay. You are to select one characterfrom any story that you have read in Unit 1 to use as the focus of your essay. One of the mostimportant elements of literature is character development. Examine how your character changesover the course of the story.Remember that when an author creates a character, he or she uses several methods to help thereader create a mental image of the character. Sometimes an author usesdirect statementto givethe reader information about a character. A writer will simply tell the reader that the character ismean or brave or honest. As readers, we do not have to guess because we are told the information.Another method of revealing a character’s traits isindirect characterization. This method allowsthe reader to take pieces of information and put them together to draw a conclusion (make aninference) about a character.There are five ways that an author uses indirect characterization:1Describing the character’s appearance.2Showing the character’s actions.3Allowing the reader to hear the character speak.4Revealing the character’s thoughts and feelings.5Showing how others react to the character.Once you have chosen a character to analyze, find examples of each kind of indirectcharacterization in the story. This information will be the basis of your essay.Your essay will have three parts. Theintroductionwill include general comments about thecharacter and the story. (Be sure to identify the author and title of the story, as well as the character’sname.) These statements will lead you to your thesis statement. Some questions to address in yourintroduction might include:Why did you select the character?What do you like or dislike about this character?Analyze how the character changes over the course of the story.Do you identify with this character on any level?

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