Character for me is one of the most important elements to any story.
Now I think about it, a person has so many different characters depending on where they are or how they are feeling. I’m going to act differently with a stranger than with a close friend. Its understanding all the different sides of a character –
frodo from lord of the rings had a burden that was always on his mind yet this isn’t who he is – he wanted grand adventurous like bilbo but his own adventure was full of darkness and pain. He made it through till the end because of his character though – he underneath it all was determined to get to the end even though it was killing him.
hunchback, deformed was sheltered, followed his master , obedient and shy but he was also courageous, adventurous, and protective.
pocahontas was mature, free spirited, adventoureous and strong but she was also loyal, open minded, angry, sense of duty to her land.
dulcinea was a prositute, angry, fiesty, numb but she was strong, and realised she was worth more, a women, kind and caring
these characters developed… because of there experiences. and because of how they have grown.
WHAT THEY ARE: ugly, deformed and a outcast
Because of this: shy, obedient, scared, lonely
goal: be loved
CATALYST: Esmeralda seeing him as a person not what he is… Monster that is his master.
WHO THEY ARE: gentle, kind, powerful, courageous and caring
A Sign of who they are: caring for the bird
What they are: ring bearer, only hope / hobbit
because of this: pain, dark, troubled, negative, scared / small, vulnerable, happy, homesick
goal: destroy the ring
WHO THEY REALLY ARE: kind, brave, determined, strong, duty, happy, loves the shire, adventure, curious, calm
a sign of who they are: Volunteering to take the ring / friendships and kindness to new aqaintessess – not killing smeagle
WHAT THEY ARE: unloved child
because of this: seen as not important, powerless, reads to escape reality, independent, adaptable, sad
goal: go to school
CATALYST: POWERS caused by headteacher / parents
who they really are: Intelligent, brave, moral, stands up against danger, confident, bold, unique, independent
change: the power to actively stand against and get herself into a loving home where she can be loved. Happy at the end.
a sign of who they are: getting the doll for miss honey
what they are: child moving
because of this: sad, whiny, moany, no survival skills, dependant
catalyst: being alone in strange suroroundings / saving parents
who they actually are: strong, beautiful, determined, courageous, moral, will help a friend or stranger, honest
change: independent and ready to move (embrace change?)
a sign of who they are: not eating the food, looking around, crying, returning the gold charm, opening the door for no face
WHAT THEY ARE: Prostitute
because of this: angry, strong, feisty, numb, no trust, no respect for herself, saw herself as dirt, on guard
CATALYST: Seen as a lady not a prostitute
who they really are: vulnerable, weak, tired, accepted life, kind, caring, morals, surviving, gentle, soft, unloved
change: saw herself as a lady by the end
a sign of who they are: helping the enemy with their wounds
WHAT THEY ARE: 16 year old girl (mature)
because of this: emotional, naive, inexperienced, exaggerator, innocent, opinionated
Who they really are: intelligent, logical, kind, calm, gentle, determined, protective
a sign of this: helping a tadpole, intelligent maneuvers, staying calm,
change: at the start she is panicked, silly mistakes, protective, angered – gentle character, calm (her true nature.)
goal: return to safety and her normal size
catalyst: no escape
deciding who she
WHAT THEY ARE: shrunken in water
because of this: panick, fear, doubt, emotional, determined,
who they really are: caring, calm, kind, soft, mature, opinionated, fierce, won’t give up – will keep trying.
skills: intelligent, logical, protective (THINKER)
goal: return to safety / normal size
sign of who she is: guilt, wanting to help others, gentle across the water
change: tougher / calmer