It is in these actions that the character’s traits are established. It is in this that we, the readers, get to “see” what kind of character thee people are: friendly, sad, nosey, love-struck, adventurous, etc. When we discuss characters in literature, poetry, and even film, we often describe them in terms of their character traits, descriptive adjectives that define the specific qualities of the character. The author/ poet/ director may present this directly, but often times, they show us this in action. Our job as readers/ viewers is to draw conclusions about the character’s traits (infer them). Below is a list of ways we can determine the traits of the character we are studying:
In “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, the main character, Meg Murry, develops into a mature and independent young lady. At the beginning of the novel, Meg is very insecure about herself and her family’s situation. Meg has had a bad day at school, she is upset about her father and there is a horrible storm going on. In the novel it says “ It’s the weather on top of everything else. On top of me.
Starting her second education, she was forced to drop out to care for her ailing grandmother. With Jim Crow’s Law, heavily in affect, her childhood was greatly influenced by the segregation between white people and black people in almost every part of their lives.
She herself was put in the education system thinking she must assimilate, but with perseverance and the determination to succeed on her own terms, she was seen as the exception in her culture. Being "the exception," angered Hooks and made her more determined to help children rid themselves of this stereotype. Being successful in education means it was hard fought and deserved not just an "exception." In trying to establish an identity that borders their own culture and one that 's accepted within the education system, children are often teased, ridiculed, and mocked. This continues until they conform to the behavior accepted by their peers. Children are often taught to disregard family values and traditions which undermines a child 's character. Having a teacher or peer reinforce the fact that their behavior isn 't acceptable has devastating and lasting effects on children because they don 't know any better. Language is a good example of a difficulty a minority child might have when encountering an educational setting. In order to be successful, a child must have the opportunity to relate both with their community and their educational system to take one away with little explanation leaves a child confused. As Bell Hooks says, "that to deny ourselves daily use of speech patterns that are common and familiar, that embody the unique and distinctive aspect of our self is one of the ways we become estranged and alienated
What events in the text you read revealed important aspects of a character’s personality? What personality traits were revealed? Use at least three specific examples directly form the text to back up what you say.
Unable to adjust to the new circumstances, Ella became increasingly unhappy and entered into a difficult period of her life. Her grades dropped dramatically, and she frequently skipped school. After getting into trouble with the police, she was taken into custody and sent to a reform school. Living there was even more unbearable, as she suffered beatings at the hands of her caretakers.
Genene was bossy throughout school. She was short and overweight and not very well liked. Many of her fellow classmates complained that she was manipulative. Often lying, her friends and teachers were not able to trust her (1).
possession of a weapon she must discover within herself to destroy IT. Meg eventually realizes
First, ruby was ostracized, or isolated, by white people including teachers and administrators. Ruby had to sit in a classroom all alone since the white parents did not want their students in a class with her. She was also left to eat alone at lunch because the other students would not eat with her. Also the kids in the neighborhood stopped playing with
I picked these characters because they are both dynamic and they changed from bad to good which is awesome. In all reality Douglas Healey Saved them from the end that's why he should get most of the credit and also the group themself saved them. In conclusion people can change that was kinda the theme of the book and it's not that society can change you it's that you can change yourself don't let people judge like say you steal cars or your size or just plain bad it matters who you are inside and what you can do for
She experienced discrimination in many ways. When Ruby would go to school she would have Marshals take her inside and stay with her all day. Outside of the school would be protestors saying hateful and terrible words to Ruby. Many of the families pulled their children out of school because they did not want to risk their child's protection “Even if the parents believed in integration, they didn’t want to put their children in danger by sending them to class” (26, Bridges). Society was taught to shun African Americans but not everyone believed that. While some families refused to send their child to school others didn’t. For example The Gabrielle's were a brave family who sent their six year old, Yolanda, to the same school as Ruby. The Gabrielle's “refused to be bullied by the protesters” (28, Bridges). Society has taught to shun African Americans but families like the Gabrielle's don't care what society has taught. They were brave and courageous to stand up against society and send their child to an integrated school even though many parents wouldn't
She was always the smartest person in the room. She always got what she wanted, easily, but she didn't really want anything. Nobody had any power over her, which was absolutely dreadful and boring.
Racism had tainted her life from the very beginning. During her childhood she attended a one-room school for blacks only. She was only allowed to attend school for a short time due to the ailing health of