How to write a character analysis essay

How to write a character analysis essay

Some literary courses at college or university ask students to write character analysis essays. This type of an essay is used to analyze character in a literary piece making something similar to his/her profile and analyzing character’s behavior, experience, actions and the world he/she lives in.

You have to feel and see the character and to do this it is helpful to take notes during research.  Also, observe how the author has shaped this character into life, look at the characters’ morals and how he/she reflects different situations and impacts other characters in the story.

Sometimes a character to describe will be readily assigned to you. But if you have to choose a character you want to write about it is wise to consider those who play the most dynamic role in the story.

In the introduction write a description of the character in a brief and meaningful way. Do not forget also to provide the reader with a short background and explain why you decided to write about this character.

In body paragraphs you need to present different dimensions of chosen character. The body of the should answer the following questions: how the character looks like, what personal qualities he/she has, which conflict the character experienced and how he/she overcame them.

In the conclusion paragraph hold together your ideas and shape a final analysis statement. Do not forget to mention things about the character’s conflicts which the reader can experience in real life. You can also write about how a character should have better reacted to a certain situation.

You have to describe the character in a balanced way which means not only emphasize on his/her best qualities, but also to tell about weak sides.

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