Happy Monday! Today, we spoke about the difference between static and dynamic characters in class. We decided that Walter from A Raisin in the Sun was dynamic because he “entered into manhood,” as Mama put it at the end of the novel. He changes so dramatically that it almost surprises the reader. Travis, on the other hand, was static because the events of the play didn’t really affect him at all. In tonight’s reading, continue to track your character’s changes…
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
1. Username. Title. Today, I read ________ pages.
2. Describe your protagonist. Describe his/her physical traits. Describe his/her emotional traits.
3. Based on your reading, do you believe your character is static or dynamic? Why? Provide proof from the text.
4. Evaluate the quality of your character. Is this person “well-written,” as in, does he/she have interesting or important character strengths? Does he/she grow or is he/she so static that he/she seems like a bad person? Be critical of this author. Tell me your opinion on whether or not this is high quality literature based on the quality of the characters.
Happy reading and happy blogging!