Bringing Characters to Life: Characterization in The Illustrated Man
In this lesson, students will study the prologue of The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. They'll examine how the author reveals aspects of a character through the use of direct and indirect characterization. They'll also make inferences about a character based on the characterization and text evidence provided. Further, they'll analyze how characterization connects to the specific setting and events within the prologue. At the end of the lesson, students will create a detailed character sketch based on direct and indirect characterization as well as inferences made when reading the text.
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Keywords: Ray Bradbury, Illustrated Man, character sketch, characters, setting, plot, characterization, direct characterization, indirect characterization, science fiction, literature, fiction, American literature, contemporary literature, reveal aspects of a character, connection between characters and setting, literary elements, story elements