Character Analysis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, writing homework help

1.  TITLE at the Top of Your Paper with name of novel, author, name of character you are analyzing, word count, and your name. This does not need to be a separate page.

Choose a character from the novel

2. Begin your INTRODUCTION (Paragraphs 1 and 2)  by describing the personality of your character as it relates to two or more of the following:  Words/Quotes, Actions, Reactions, Movements, Thoughts, Mannerisms

3.  Paragraphs 3 & 4 should tell us whether or not your character is the protagonist, antagonist, or foil – and why.  Provide at least two examples why from the novel.

 Protagonist – main character (there may be more than one)
Antagonist – character/characters who present a challenge or obstacle to the protagonist (in some cases it is not a person but could be religion, emotion, the past, society, religion, etc.)
Foil -character who provides contrast (they are opposite) to the main character (protagonist), in order to emphasize the main character’s traits.

4.  Paragraph 5 and 6 –  CONCLUSION that explains how the character you selected has changed or grown. Most characters go through changes as a story unfolds.  Use at least one quote from the character that demonstrates his/her change/growth. Describe the author’s writing style with regard to the character you selected and compare/contrast your character to another character from a previous novel you have read.