Ms. Gokturk

Trends in Literature

 

 

Illustrating Oryx and Crake’s Characters

 

In your group, research the character you were assigned: Snowman, Jimmy, Crake, Oryx, or the Crakers.

 

Compile a list of TBE that best illustrates the characterization as detailed below. Make a list in each of your notebooks; you will ultimately create a master list of all the TBE.

 

Divide the work among your group. For each category, find the three best text-based examples that help us understand who the character is and what he/she/they is/are like. For each explain what the TBE shows us. Use direct quotes with page numbers. Examine:

 

1.      At least THREE physical traits/appearance details. What does each show us about this character?

2.      At least THREE personality traits/descriptions. You may have to infer a description and then back it with TBE.

3.      At least THREE quotes of what the character says. What does each show us about this character?

4.      At least THREE descriptions of what the character does (ACTIONS). What does each show us about this character?

5.      At least THREE examples of what the character thinks. What does each show us about this character?

6.      At least THREE what others say about him/her/them or how they react/interact with him/her/them. What does each show us about this character?

7.      AS A GROUP: Come to a consensus about: What is YOUR overall impression of the character(s)?