Character Transformation

Now that you have read each short story (hopefully more than once!) and analysed the short story elements which work together to develop theme, it is time to dig deeper into the characters. The audience relates to characters by witnessing their reactions to their circumstances. In some cases, characters undergo a permanent change as a result of their experiences. Some characters' struggles with change has them making progress and then falling behind, uncertain as to how to proceed next. These experiences are made authentic when they are plausible and are consistent with the characters’ development in the text and within the context of the text as a whole.

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What’s Next?

Now, you will complete a short story CRT (critical response to text) outline: Explore how one of the Essential Questions triggers the main character's transformation.

Read the information that follows. It shows the difference between personal responses and critical responses.