Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, 2, 3)
Chapter 1, 2, 3
Characters are crucial to stories and a plot line. All characters have a backstory though readers do not always know what it is. We are introduced to many characters in the beginning. This lesson will discuss the importance of characters and discuss the introduction of the various characters in the first three chapters.
1. Class Discussion: What is a character? What is the importance of having a character in a novel? Is it necessary to have more than one character and how do characters drive along a plot? How might a writer create a character? What are ways that characters are introduced in novels? How are the characters in the first three chapters introduced? For example, how is Anne introduced? How is Diana introduced? Are they introduced in a way in which the author assumes we are meeting them for the first time or are...
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