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Type of character: Evidence: Okonkwo Obierika Nwoye Unoka Ekwefi Ezinma Uchendu Mr. Kiaga Ikemefuna Ojiugo Chielo
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapter 14-19 Characterization Objective : Distinguishing between flat and round characters Understanding an author’s use of different types of characters Inferring character traits based on the action of the story Activity 1 A flat, or one-dimensional, character is one who exhibits a single dominant quality or personality trait. By contrast, a round, or dynamic, character is one who possesses the complexity of personality traits associated with real human beings. Achebe makes use of both types of characters in the novel. Label the characters below as Flat (F) or Round (R) as they have been revealed thus far in the story. Be prepared to defend your decisions with evidence from the novel. Type of character: Evidence: Okonkwo Obierika Nwoye Unoka Ekwefi Ezinma Uchendu Mr. Kiaga Ikemefuna Ojiugo Chielo S - 85 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 86 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Activity 2 Note to Teacher: For this activity‚ the class should be divided into small groups. Each group will choose one of the following characters: Okonkwo, Nwoye, Obierika, Ezinma, Unoka, or Ikemefuna. Circle the personality traits that your character possesses. Then‚ answer the questions that follow. Answers will vary. clever impulsive loyal imaginative resourceful unspoiled disrespectful humble innocent irresponsible gullible lonely confident simple practical honest weak dangerous cautious trustworthy vengeful naïve generous arrogant wise deceptive single-minded greedy envious patient calculating stubborn traditional dependable strong-willed hard-working youthful authoritative inquisitive insecure 1. Which of the traits circled do you infer from your character’s comments or actions? Answers will vary. 2. Which of the traits do you learn because the narrator or another character tells you of them? Answers will vary. 3. Which of the traits do you learn because the character himself or herself tells you? Answers will vary. 4. What is the most reliable way to judge character? The person’s actions are the best way to determine character. The next most reliable way is through the other characters’ and narrator’s comments. 5. Which of these is the least reliable way to judge a person’s character? A characters’ statements about themselves are usually the least reliable way.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Activity 2 Each group will choose one of the following characters: Okonkwo, Nwoye, Obierika, Ezinma, Unoka, or Ikemefuna. Circle the personality traits that your character possesses. Then‚ answer the questions that follow. clever impulsive loyal imaginative resourceful unspoiled disrespectful humble innocent irresponsible gullible lonely confident simple practical honest weak dangerous cautious trustworthy vengeful naïve generous arrogant wise deceptive single-minded greedy envious patient calculating stubborn traditional dependable strong-willed
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