A fun little animated short that actually covers a lot of material about characters in literature including complex characters, dynamic vs. static characters, round vs. flat characters, protagonist, and antagonist, all with examples.
Attached below is a trailer for the 7th grade summer reading book Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. The trailer helps you to understand the setting of the three stories and how the fates of all the main characters are linked together,
Attached is a short video trailer for the book Refugee by Alan Gratz. This can be useful in understanding the setting for the three stories in the book and how the characters lives are changed forever.
Attached below is a Q & Q with Alan Gratz, the author of the 8th grade summer reading novel Refugee. In this video the author discusses his reasons for writing the book as well as his process for writing.
A short video from Ted Ed. This video examines the idea of "The Hero's Journey." This is the concept that every hero from every story from ancient times to modern day goes through almost the exact same process on their way to becoming a hero. Once you can understand this idea you will be able to understand the way that every main character evolves in almost any story.
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