Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
explain how the values and beliefs of particular characters are affected by the historical and cultural setting of the literary work.
analyze how the central characters' qualities influence the theme of a fictional work and resolution of the central conflict;
Characters are the made-up people or subjects in a story, novel, or play. These passages tell the reader how a character acts, thinks, or feels. A character helps advance the plot, drive the story, and express the theme.
When you read a story, think about:
Which word(s) best describes a character
Why a character does what he or she does
How a character behaves with another character
How two (or more)characters are similar or different
How a character’s actions affect the plot
How a character changes in the course of the story
How the setting or the plot changes/affects the characters
What the dialogue and point of view reveals about the characters