This week, many of you had good, concrete information to share on how
we define and describe a person's character. Remember: When you read the
story, "The Father," pay special attention to what is
revealed about the characters through indirect characterization (dialogue
and action, particularly).
The class, and teacher, shared some interesting examples
describing a person's character. Find these listed below.
He was an enormous man, so fat that the buttons on his shirt seemed
ready to burst at any second. His face was always red with the exertion of
teaching his subject, history.
If no one in the class could answer his question, he would point his
finger at all of us, sweeping the room with his eyes, and proclaim, “Vast
ignorance. Vast ignorance.”
Before the scholarship exams held that year, my teacher made sure that
students who had studied with him in the fall semester were ready for the
test. Each day a group of us met in his classroom to be drilled on what we
needed to know, since we had last studied with him more than five months
Most of the time, she was busy with her child. When we were her guests,
often she was showering with the child, or with the child. Or, she was
cooking for the child, and putting the child to sleep.
(poor management of time; inhospitable; neurotic; insecure;
But he sometimes forgot promises. Once, he decided to do business. I
asked him, “What will your first step be in business?” He said to me,
“I will never promise more than I can perform.” It’s great, I
thought. Three months later, I asked him to help me in business. “No
problem!” he said. I reminded him about his promise two weeks later. “Don’t
worry!” he said, “I cannot keep all my promises. The only thing I can
do is try my best.”
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