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Well-developed characters are like people: they have traits, opinions, and motivations. Characterizations are the methods by which story tellers reveal the traits of characters. There are two types of characterizations: direct and indirect. Direct characterization is when a narrator or character describes another character directly. Indirect characterization is when character traits are revealed through a character's behavior.

Most of my characterization worksheets deal with indirect or implicit characterizations. Recognizing these characterizations is a higher order thinking skill, whereby the student must make an inference based on textual details. These free characterization worksheets will help students better understand characterizations and ultimately become better readers.

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Stories are driven by the actions of the characters within them and the events that take place in their environment. Characters can make us feel emotions that we could not have seen ourselves or experience without their help. When we examine the characters further, we look at many different aspects of their qualities and actions taken because of them. An analysis of a character allows us to understand the true nature of a character and the role that they play in telling the story. The goal is to determine their personality, what motivates them, and expected behaviors when confronted with certain situations. The worksheets below will help immerse your students into the lives of the characters of stories they have or will read.

Character Analysis Worksheets To Print:

Walking Tall - Gerald and Jenny Giraffe have a son and then everything changes. Look at the first paragraph. How does Gino feel about being a giraffe?

Making New Friends - A day on the pond with Gary the Goose and his sister. Why were Gary and Lucy sad in the second paragraph?

The Bad Tooth - Milo the alligator needs a tooth removed, but where the gator dentist located? Why was Milo having trouble finishing his lunch?

Flying for Honey - Harvey the Honeybee only flies around for one thing; honey! After Harvey's adventure, how do you think Harvey feels about his daily routine of collecting honey?

Drawing the Future - Mortimer Mouse gets ready to run the family store. Look at the second paragraph. How does Mortimer feel when his parents talk to him about the store?

Manly Problems - Landon just can't wait to group up. Just like most lions his age. When Landon’s mane wouldn't grow, what did he do for a week straight?

Too Big for Friends - Ellie Elephant proves that we should let our physical characteristics dictate our lives. What advice did Ellie's mother give her on their walk?

The Trouble with Tails - Man, does Monty the Monkey ever depend on his tail. Who is Monty always trying to catch up with when he swings through the trees?

Learning a Lesson - Sheldon learns through the stories of his older brother Landon. Look at the first paragraph. How does Sheldon feel about going to school?

Taking Flight - Ben the caterpillar can't wait to be Ben the Butterfly. Look at the first sentence of the story. What did Ben wish for when he was little?

Reaching for Safety - Terry the T-Rex doesn't let his short arms hold him back much at all. Look at the first paragraph. How does Terry feel about his small arms?

Jumping Through Hoops - Bruno the Bear gets ready for the Big Top. Based on what you know about Bruno, will he be good at jumping through hoops?

Raining For Life - See if you can figure out who or what Clarence is. Look at the second paragraph. What does Clarence see when he and his friends produce a rain storm?

Walking on Needles - Polly the porcupine isn't a big fan of games that involve hiding. When Polly gets scared, what happens to her quills?

Man's Best Friend - Sophie is pretty busy in this passage. Who was Sophie walking with in the third paragraph?

Thoughts - Write down an example of how you can understand the personality of each person.

Beginning, Middle, End - This is a nice map for keeping track of an individuals progression over the course of a work.

Have You Met... - This is helpful when going back over a story for the first time.

Famous Square - This has been featured by a number of different publications, I guess you guys like it.

Once Over - This can be helpful to use as you are reading the story for the first time.

The Evidence - This is helpful when you are attempting to make inferences.

Describe Them - This will allow to write down the exact location in the story when you noticed something particular about a character.

Break Apart - This helps you give a basic description of all actors in a work.

Visualize Them - Come as close to drwaing them as possible.

Book Report - This is used to help students best review a work.

Show Me Proof - This will help you cite specific regions where you a character has revealed themselves.

Author's Motive - See if you can picture what the characters look like without looking at illustrations.

My Name Is... - You can use this as if the individual was introducing themself to a crowd of people.

Emergency - See if you can determine what makes them tick.

Personality Traits - What sticks out to you about the features of the story?

What Is Character Analysis? Why Is It Helpful?

We begin to use character analysis when we are critically evaluating a story to learn more about the individual characters. We are often looking for clues or prompts that we may have missed when we first read the story. These clues will help us understand the nature and tendencies of the individual characters. We often begin by following their trajectory throughout the story. When were the introduced to the reader? What conflicts did they experience over the course of the story? The overall goal is to understand the character's role in the work. There are many different roles that a character can serve in a story. These include:

Protagonist - This is the main character that the entire story centers around. These are who the readers are supposed to focus on and care about. To use the Original Star Wars as an example, this was Luke Skywalker.

Antagonist - This is the character that opposes our hero (protagonist). In most cases, this is the source of conflict that steps the entire story. Back to Star Wars, this was originally Darth Vader.

Deuteragonist - This is character that is not the main center of the story, but it pretty close to it. They normally serve the role of heightening the level of conflict of the story. Star Wars again, this was a number of different characters, but mostly Princess Leia and Han Solo.

Tertiary Characters - These are not somewhat background personalities that do contribute to the main focus of the story, but they help set the scene and surroundings. Most well-built stories will feature them. The Ewoks, C3PO, and R2-D2 served this role in Star Wars.

How to Analyze a Character of a Story?

Understanding the true nature of a character of a story is important because it tells a lot about the possibilities of the story. There are many different aspects that contribute toward any role in a story. It normally begins with their physical attributes. How big or small are they? How do they differ from others in the story? It then normal develops in the minds of the characters. What level of intellect do they have and how does that differ from others in the story? Are too smart for their own good? We also try to grasp the emotional state and mental toughness of their position. This helps us understand the heights and limits of where they are willing to go to achieve something. Here are a few points that will help you do a character analysis.

Reread the story with a character in mind

Once you have decided the character you want to analyze, reread the entire story again. This is because now you will notice things that went unobserved before. Read the story to get to know the character more. Pay attention to everything that happens to the character and how it reacts.

The Physical Appearance

One of the major elements of character analysis is physical appearance. It tells a lot about a character. Usually, the appearance is the first thing that is revealed about a character. Pay attention to what the author tells about the character's appearance. What kind of facial features does it have? How tall or short and strong or weak it is? What sort of clothes is the character wearing? Does the character carry a specific object? You can also take notes of these points. After that, relate the physical appearance with the personality. For example, a nice suited gentleman will be richer whereas a person in rugged clothes will be poor.

Character's Background

A good character analysis always contains the background of the character. The background includes the details of the character's past and personal challenges. Personal history affects character development. These details might include where the character was born. Where did it get its education from? Etc.

The Personality

The personality of the character is the main element of character analysis. In order to know more about the personality of the character, pay attention to its actions. How does the character react to certain situations? What sort of language does the character use? What emotions does the character feel? What ambitions does the character have? All these questions will help you know more about his/her personality.

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It's one thing to ask students to read classic literary works written by master wordsmiths. It's quite another to turn literary classics into an interactive learning tool that prompts your kids to ask for more time to read. With 21 worksheets in all, your students get to read from classic passages in novels such as Black Beauty and Huckleberry Finn. Each worksheet highlights a positive character trait you want your kids to develop. The lessons also motivate students to build associations between personal traits and the ordeals faced in life by the primary fictional characters. These worksheets will help you analyze specific characters within a body of work of just about any type. As you look over this section you will see that we picked out various famous works to practice this skill with. Has reading time become an exercise in academic futility? Change glum student expressions into eager smiles by using these awesome worksheets in your classroom.

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Printable character traits worksheets, click the buttons to print each worksheet and answer key., a tale of two cities.

The passage below is from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Read the passage. Then list ten character traits of Sydney Carton.

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Page 2 of Tale

List three character traits of Miss Manette that are opposite of Mr. Carton’s traits.

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Huckleberry Finn

The excerpt below is from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.


Huck Finn Questions

Name six character traits of Huck and the Widow.

Little Women

The passage below is from the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Traits in Context

Fill in the blanks using a character trait from the Word Bank.

What's the Character Trait?

Match each sentence to the character trait it represents.

Black Beauty

This is the first passage in the set.

Black Beauty Part 2

This is the second passage in the set.

Black Beauty Part 3 and Questions

List as many character traits as you can to describe Merrylegs.

Matching Traits

Match each sentence to the character trait it represents. Not all of them that are present will be used.

Identifying Character Traits

Read the passage. Then name the 10 of them that are clearly displayed by Sherlock Holmes.

Contrasting Traits

: Name three character traits of Watson that contrast with those of Sherlock Holmes.

Three Traits

Think about someone that you know. What do you like about them? List three of their character traits, and explain how the person that you selected has demonstrated these traits.

External and Internal Traits

Choose one of the main characters from the story. Identify the character's external and internal traits.

Treasure Island Passage

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Brown Old Seaman

List 10 character traits of the "brown old seaman."

Read Into It

Identify 10 character traits of the speaker. Consider both internal and external conflicts that arise when you read the passage.

In the Text

Read about each interaction. Identify a character trait in each one, and write it on the line. Explain your answer by referring to the text.

My Best Friend

Think about your best friend. What do you like about them? List as many of their character traits as you can think of. Draw a picture of your best friend.

Working with the Story

Choose a character from the story. Identify three main traits of the character. Cite text evidence to support your answers.

What are Character Traits in a Story?

Writers employ them to define a character's genuine personality and bring their story to life. If you want to become a good writer, you need to learn how to portray distinct unique qualities through language and identify their uses in literature.

Fictional characters, like real people, have a unique tone about them that can be either good or bad. It is essential to understand these traits to get familiar with their personality, behavior, and interactions with other characters. Describe the behavior of each person in specific situations. As a result, you'll be able to develop a memorable character that readers will love for the rest of their lives. Even characters from films, television shows, and literature can be recognized by their personality traits.

Character traits can be both positive and negative, depending on the context. A person's individual qualities can be discerned by their behaviors or reactions to a certain scenario or simply by how they interact with others. Depending on your vocabulary, you can use many words to describe how someone carries themselves. Honest, kind, happy, sincere, and patient are some examples of positive character traits. On the other hand, rude, angry, mean, mad, deceitful, or greedy are some examples of negative personality traits.

Authors use various literary strategies to convey the personality aspects of their characters in literature. Having well-rounded or multi-faceted characteristics helps link the reader to the characters in the novel. In most stories, authors don't express things like XYZ is hilarious directly; instead, they reveal the attributes of a character to the reader through their actions, words, and relationships with other characters.

Dynamic Types

A dynamic character is constantly changing and growing throughout the story. A reader is likely to notice these changes in the protagonist of a novel.

Static Types

Characters whose characteristics are unlikely to change throughout the novel are called static.

Why are They Important in a Story?

Meaningful Experiences

Those who say that character is a paradigm of features assume that a cultural norm exists that allows these traits to be perceived as a meaningful whole. This code is also used in everyday life, where people's perception impacts how credible their role is, and the way the are presented in stories can change how they are regarded.

The cultural code also incorporates information exclusive to fictional characters, such as stock characters and character types depending on a specific genre. It's still possible that the concept of a cultural code is overly broad because it incorporates different characteristics or levels.

Unique Focus

A narrative can be thought of as a series of scenes or situative frames, each with a unique focus. There may be various characters in an active situative frame, but only a few will be highlighted in the text that follows them.

Components of Character Traits

The critical components of character traits are as follows:


"Introduction" refers to the first active frame where a character is expressly referenced. In the following functional structures, a character may go from view and reemerge later in the story. It is crucial to evaluate if a role appears in an active frame for the first time or if it was previously introduced and reappeared at a specific moment in the story.


Identification is determining if a character in the present scene has already appeared in a previous one. False, delayed, and impeded identifications must be distinguished. In the case of a false identification, a previously mentioned character is identified, only to discover later that another character was being referred to.

 In delayed identification, the reader can eventually identify an equivocally portrayed character. On the other hand, impeded identification doesn't let the reader identify any specific character.

Final Words

Introducing character traits in a story is a great way to give it a certain quality. It enhances the process of writing. Most writers and readers of the time prefer oblique characterizations over straightforward ones.

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My Seven (going into second grade) is an avid reader.  I’m glad she loves to read a variety of books – both fiction and nonfiction – but now it’s time to take her a step further.

How to teach the concept of character analysis:

1. Does your child know the word character ?  Explain that it’s the main person or animal in a story.  Fiction books usually have both major and minor characters.  You can go even further and talk about the main character (protagonist) and the character who’s fighting against him (antagonist).

2. Choose an interesting character from a book your child has just read.   Try to pick a “round” rather than “flat” character.  That just means to pick someone who has a variety of traits and something of a complex personality.  Off the top of my head I can think of some very round characters in children’s literature:

  • Lily from Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
  • Gregory from Gregory the Terrible Eater
  • Ramona from the Ramona books

I can also think of some flat characters who are defined by just a few traits:

  • Sal from Blueberries for Sal
  • George from the Curious George books
  • Benny from the original  The Boxcar Children

While all the above examples are fiction books, we chose to do an analysis of a nonfiction character.  I had printed the book Cathy Freeman from Reading A-Z  (that subscription was worth every penny – and no, I’m not getting paid to say that!).  After listening to my daughter read it, I presented a set of character traits.

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3.   Look at a list of character traits together.   Identify traits that describe yourself.  Then have your child find traits that describe her .  This will help your child understand how to use the chart and think about words that describe her character.

4. Now have your child illustrate the main character inside the frame of the character analysis chart.

5. Referring to the character analysis chart, talk together about words that describe your character .   Have your child record them in the circles on the printable.

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Have you heard of Cathy Freeman?  She is the sixth fastest woman on record.  What makes her even more unique is that she is an Aborigine.  Freeman experienced a lot of prejudice and opposition as she worked toward her Olympic goal.  Here was our conversation as we looked for Freeman’s character traits:

Me: “Let’s read through this list and see if we can find some words that describe Cathy Freeman.” My Seven: “Adventurous, afraid, ambitious… what’s that?” “That means that you have big goals for yourself. You work hard to do something.” “ That’s true.” “Can you tell me how she was ambitious?” “She wanted to be in the Olympics.” Great! Write ambitious on one of the circles.” “Angry, arrogant… what does arrogant mean?” “It means you think you’re better than other people.” “I don’t think she’s arrogant… is she brave?” “Well, I think she was brave.  She ran a race in front of thousands of people.”

 6. As your child fills in the circles, make sure she can support each trait with information from the book .  Help her to avoid using words that mean the same thing.  The most important part of this activity is to think about the story.  I didn’t want my daughter to pick a bunch of words and write them in without backing them up.  Because she is just going into second grade, I chose not to have her record the support from the book. For older children you would want that to be part of the activity as well.

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Need help developing the personalities of your characters in your book? These free 160 character development questions and free printable worksheet can help you quickly understand your character’s strengths, weakness, lovable quirks – and maybe even why they may not order pizza for dinner.

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Your Characters Are Not Real People, But Don’t Let Your Readers Know That

When you open up a book and start reading – you know right away after you are introduced to the main characters whether or not it is a book you will want to continue reading.

If the characters are flat, have zero personality, or even do conflicting types of behaviors throughout the story – your readers will lose interest.

The way to really draw in your readers is to make every best effort to ensure your characters are fully developed and are relatable. The more we can relate to your character, whether they are main characters or supporting characters , the more likely we will believe the story.

In order to make your characters fully believable, they need to become real.

As a writer, it is important for you to imagine your character as someone you meet in real life.

Character Interview Questions can help you develop the basics of who your character might be like. It is very important for you to also spend some time with your characters, and really get to know them intimately, so that when it is time to write about them you will have no problems “staying in character”.

While there are a number of lists out there of the basic types of questions we can ask to develop our character’s personalities and describe their basic likes, interests and appearances – if you want to be a better writer, you really need to go a LOT deeper beyond what color their physical appearance and their hobbies.

Your character MUST HAVE FEELINGS !

It is emotion, not logic , which causes us to be interested and captivated by any type of fictional story. Your reader already logically knows your characters are pretend imaginary make-believe people.

It’s how those pretend people make your reader feel that matters.

The way to get this emotional connection?

By intimately understanding your characters of course!

Now that we understand why it is so very important to know and understand our characters and every thing about them – let’s get onto the character development questions that can help you understand far more than the basic details of their name, age, and appearance.

With over 160 questions about your character’s likes, dislikes, interests, emotions, and motivations, you are sure to have a good understanding of the person you are writing about in your novel!

Here are The Character Development Questions You Should Be Asking

To help you get started in creating your characters, we’ve created this list of character development questions. There are a total of 5 sections:

Section 1: The Basic Facts : This section includes questions to help you identify things like name, age, appearance, etc. These questions aren’t designed to get to the “heart and soul” of your character, they do play a role in the total picture of who the person is in your story, so of course we do include them in this list of interview questions.

Section 2: Personality & Behavioral Traits : What type of personality does your character have? What does your character do? These questions in this section will help you understand the inner workings of your character’s thoughts and their behaviors. Exploring these different traits can help your character become more realistic.

Going Deeper : This section explores more of the emotional side of your character, with questions to really get down to the “why” and “how” of who they are.

If you would like the printable and downloadable version of these questions, you will be able to find the free character development questions worksheet near the end of the article.

Section 1: The Basic Facts

What is your character’s name.

  • How does the character feel about his or her name?
  • How did he or she get this name? Was it passed on from a family member, or did the parents read it on the side of a cereal box the day the child was born?
  • What is the meaning of the name? What culture did the name originate from? What regions of the world did the name come from?
  • What connotations or stereotypes does the name have?
Need tips for naming your characters? You Might Also Like:  How to Name Your Characters

Character Age/Birthday/Zodiac Sign: 

  • How old is your character?
  • What year was he or she born?
  • What events were happening locally, nationally and globally the year your character was born?
  • What is the zodiac sign? Does his or her zodiac sign have any bearing on their personality traits?
  • What Chinese Horoscope year were they born in? How does this influence their personality traits?
  • How does your character like to celebrate his or her birthday?

Character’s Physical Traits:

  • What does your character look like?
  • Is your character Athletic or Overweight?
  • Tall or Short?
  • Hair color and length?
  • Any scars or birth marks?
  • Does your character have a physical disability?
  • What actress or actor would you have play the role of your character if it was a movie?
  • What style of clothes does your character wear?
  • What clothes would he or she wear every day on a casual basis?
  • For a night out on the town?
  • Does he or she wear any special jewelry or accessories?
  • What type of shoes does your character wear?

Character’s Home:

  • Where does your character live? Is it an Apartment? House? In the backseat of his car?
  • How does your character feel about the current living arrangements?
  • Does your character live with anyone else? Who are those people?
  • How does your character get along with his or her neighbors?
  • What is the view outside of your character’s window?
  • What items do they keep next to their bed?
  • What is your character’s most valuable possession?


  • What does the character do for a living?
  • Do they find this work enjoyable?
  • What is your character’s dream job?
  • What is your character’s financial situation?
  • What does your character spend most of his/her money on?
  • What would your character do if he or she won the lottery?
  • What is your character’s highest level of education?
  • What things do they wish were different about their current profession?

Characters Family:

  • Who are his or her parents?
  • Does he or she have any siblings?
  • A spouse or other romantic partner or love interest?
  • How about children?
  • Other family? Aunts? Uncles? Second Cousins Twice Removed?
  • How does your character feel about family functions and events?

Character’s Friends:

  • Who are your character’s closest friends?
  • How did your character meet his or her best friend?
  • What do they value most in friendship?
  • Does your character make friends easily?

Character’s Relationships:

  • What was your character’s first romantic encounter like?
  • How does your character display affection?
  • What is your character’s idea of a perfect romantic date?
  • Has your character ever had his or her heart broken?
  • What qualities does your character look for in a romantic partner?

Character’s Pets:

  • Does your character have any pets? What type?
  • What are your characters favorite animals?
  • How many times has your character visited the zoo?

Even Fictional Characters Have to Eat:

  • What are his or her favorite foods to eat?
  • Does he or she enjoy to cook?
  • Any food allergies or sensitivities?
  • What foods can he or she not stand to be around or eat?

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  • Where would your character like to travel?
  • How does he or she want to get there?
  • Does your character have preferences on types of lodging?
  • How does your character spend a lazy Sunday afternoon?
  • What are their favorite places to go when alone? With friends?

TV, Movies, Music, & Books

  • What are your characters favorite movies and TV shows?
  • What are their favorite actors and actresses?
  • How often do they watch movies and/or television? What television shows or movies do you think they would enjoy most?
  • What are your character’s favorite music and songs?
  • What genre of music would you find your character most likely listening to? When do they listen to music? In the car? While working?
  • What artists and bands does your character enjoy listening to?
  • Would your character go to a concert and enjoy it?
  • Does your character play any musical instruments?
  • What are his or her favorite books?
  • What books are on his or her bookshelf at home?
  • What titles does he or she borrow from the library?
  • What genre of books does your character enjoy reading? Romance Fiction? Non-fiction? Thriller Crime Novels? Historical Fiction? Self-help? Poetry?
  • What is your character’s favorite quote and why?

Section 2: Character Personality & Behavioral Traits

Character personality questions:.

  • Describe your character’s personality with three words. For each of these words, why would you choose these words a way to describe your character?
  • How does your character act socially?
  • Is your character an introvert or extrovert?
  • What does your character do when meeting someone for the first time?
  • How does he or she interact with guests at a party?
  • How does your character feel about small talk?
  • How does your character feel about being the center of attention?
  • Is your character organized or disorganized?
  • Are his or her belongings arranged neat and tidy or scattered all over the place?
  • Does your character tend to be forgetful or easily distracted?
  • Is he or she logical and analytical or more of a dreamer?
  • What are your character’s pet peeves?
  • What does your character do that might annoy others?
  • How does your character deal with feelings of anger? Punch walls? Go on a shopping spree? Walk it off?
  • How does your character handle everyday little frustrations?
  • What would your character do if stuck in a long line or traffic jam?

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • What are your character’s greatest strengths?
  • How did he or she develop these strengths and skills?
  • What are his or her greatest weaknesses?
  • What is something your character wishes they could do better?
  • Does your character have any obsessions or addictions?
  • Does your character neglect any important responsibilities in life?
  • What makes your character happy?
  • What is your character most thankful for in life?
  • If your character had an imaginary peaceful happy place, what would it be like?
  • Does your character find happiness from within or look for it from external sources?

Section 3: Going Deeper – Emotional Questions to Ask Your Character

What are your character’s greatest fears in life.

  • What past events may have influenced your character to have these fears?
  • How does your character deal with fear?
  • Was there ever a time your character did not feel like live was worth living?
  • What does your character do to make themselves feel better when in emotional or physical pain?
  • What would your character miss the most if it were to be taken away from them?

What are your character’s hopes, dreams, and goals?

  • What profession did he or she dream of having when growing up?
  • What is a day in the life of their dream life like?
  • How is their “dream life” different from their current life now? What things are the same?
  • What goals do they wish to accomplish in their life?
  • What are the challenges in reaching these goals?

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What are the spiritual beliefs of your character? 

  • Do these beliefs differ from the religion of his or her parents or other family?
  • Does your character believe in the afterlife?
  • Is your character superstitious?
  • If your character had a spirit animal, what would it be?
  • What is your character’s motto or mantra for life?
  • If your character’s beliefs could be summed up in three words, what would they be?

What would your character most like to change about the world?

  • What causes is your character passionate about?
  • Why does your character care about these things?
  • What are your character’s political beliefs?
  • What political issues matter the most to your character and why?
  • What is the most influential thing that impacted your character into being who he or she is today?
  • Who does your character consider to be role models, and why does he or she look up to these people?

Memories From the Past

  • What is your character’s greatest regret in life?
  • What are the most painful memories they have from childhood?
  • What deep dark secrets do they not tell anyone?
  • Does your character have a favorite place they would visit as a child?
  • What events from your character’s life have left an impact?
  • What are some of his or her most proudest moments?
  • What about most embarrassing moments?
  • What was his or her childhood like?
  • What types of toys did your character play with as a child?
  • Who was an influential person in your character’s childhood life?
  • Are there any people from the past your character misses? What does he or she miss the most about that person?

Values & Morals

  • How does your character feel about honesty? Do they believe in always telling the truth? Or do they believe that little lies won’t hurt anyone?
  • Does your character keep his or her promises?
  • Does your character prefer to do things easily or do them “right”?
  • When is a time your character has felt betrayed? Why did they feel this way?
  • What is something your character would never do?
  • What is something people would be surprised your character WOULD do?
  • What makes your character proud? What was one of his or her proudest moments in life?
  • How does your character feel about rules and guidelines? Necessary or restrictive?
  • Is your character a leader, follower, or lone wolf?

Wants & Needs

  • What motivates your character?
  • What does your character need in order to be happy?
  • What needs does your character have that might left unfulfilled?

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We hope you enjoy this list of character development questions. You don’t have to incorporate all the answers of these questions into your story of course, but having a strong knowledge of your character can help make the writing process much easier!

When you fully develop your characters and have a working knowledge of these details – even if they don’t necessarily make their way into your book – it can help you choose the right style and tone to convey to your readers that your characters are believable. Using these questions will help you build strong, relatable characters which will pique your readers’ interests.

Are there any questions you ask your characters that are not on this list? Any other tips for creating strong personas for your novels? We’d love to hear what type of character development questions you find most useful and any thoughts or experiences you have in the comments section below!

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A character study is an important aspect of literary analysis, and our character analysis worksheets provide a comprehensive framework for analyzing and understanding characters in a story. These templates allow students to create detailed profiles that explore various elements, such as development, traits, and interactions with other characters.

By using our character analysis chart templates, students can easily identify and describe the key traits. They can analyze the character's development throughout the story, examining how their experiences and choices shape their journey. Additionally, students can explore the relationships with other characters, uncovering the dynamics and impact of these interactions.

With our character development worksheet, a student can dive deeper into the life of a character, gaining a greater appreciation for their complexities and motivations. This in-depth exploration enhances their understanding of the story and encourages critical thinking skills.

How To Analyze Character Traits

Analyzing traits is a crucial aspect of understanding and interpreting literature. By examining the traits of a character, readers can gain deeper insights into their motivations, behaviors, and overall significance within a narrative. In this section, we will explore how to effectively analyze character traits using various strategies and tools, including character analysis worksheets and the concept of indirect characterization.

  • Start with a Character Study Worksheet: Begin by utilizing a character worksheet, including character study worksheet, character analysis chart, or character profile worksheet, which serves as a structured framework to gather and organize information. This worksheet typically includes sections to record the character's physical attributes, personality traits, actions, relationships with other characters, and their overall role in the story. By filling out the worksheet, you can develop a comprehensive profile and identify key traits that shape their behavior.
  • Identify Key Character Traits: As readers, pay close attention to the author's descriptions and the character's actions, dialogue, and how they interact with others. Look for recurring patterns or specific behaviors that reveal their personality. These can include traits such as kindness, courage, honesty, or cunningness.
  • Consider Indirect Characterization: Indirect characterization refers to the author's use of subtle clues, such as a character's thoughts, speech, appearance, or the opinions of other characters, to reveal their traits. Analyzing indirect characterization requires reading between the lines and inferring the character's traits based on these subtle cues. Look for instances where the author indirectly explains or shows the character's traits, and use them to deepen your understanding of the character.
  • Examine the Character's Actions and Choices: A character's actions and choices can provide significant insights into their traits. Consider how the character behaves in different situations and what motivates their actions. Reflect on whether their actions align with their stated beliefs or if they exhibit any contradictions. This analysis can help you identify the character's values, strengths, weaknesses, and overall character development and analysis throughout the narrative.
  • Connect Traits to the Character's Role and the Narrative: Analyzing traits is not only about describing them but also understanding their significance in the context of the story. Consider how the character's traits contribute to their role within the narrative and their relationships with other characters. Reflect on how their traits impact the plot, conflict, and overall themes of the literature. This deeper understanding will enrich your analysis and interpretation.

By following these steps and utilizing a variety of our character analysis worksheets, you can effectively analyze character traits, explain their development, and gain a deeper appreciation for the complexities of the characters in literature. Remember to support your analysis with evidence from the text, such as specific quotes or examples, to provide a strong foundation for your insights and interpretations.

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Now that you're armed with the knowledge and skills to analyze a trait, explore the world of literature with confidence and embark on your own captivating character analysis essays. When it comes to writing an analysis essay, having a well-structured outline is essential. The outline serves as a guide to help you organize your thoughts and ideas, ensuring that your essay effectively captures the complexities of the character and their traits. Let's explore how to create an outline using a character analysis outline worksheet, and how to incorporate the right words and language to showcase your analytical skills.

  • Begin with a Character Profile: Before diving into the essay, it's helpful to create a profile that includes important details about the character's background, traits, and development. This profile can serve as a reference point and provide you with a clear understanding of the character's journey. You can refer to a profile example or use the character analysis outline worksheet to organize your thoughts.
  • Introduction: Start your essay with an engaging introduction that provides a brief overview of the character and their significance within the narrative. Grab the reader's attention by highlighting the character's key traits or an intriguing aspect of their personality.
  • Thesis Statement: Craft a strong thesis statement that presents your main argument or interpretation about the character. Your thesis statement should reflect the character's traits and their impact on the story, while also setting the tone for your essay.
  • Body Paragraphs: Organize your analysis into coherent body paragraphs that focus on specific traits. Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence that introduces the trait you will discuss. Use evidence from the text, such as quotes or specific examples, to support your analysis. Analyze how the character exhibits the trait and provide insights into their motivations, actions, and relationships with other characters. Be sure to incorporate the right words and language to showcase your analytical skills.
  • Conclusion: Summarize your main points and restate your thesis in the conclusion. Emphasize the significance of the character's traits and their contribution to the overall narrative. You can also leave the reader with a thought-provoking question or a broader reflection on the character's impact.

By following these guidelines and incorporating the profile, a strong thesis statement, well-structured body paragraphs, and a concise conclusion, you can create a compelling character analysis essay that showcases your understanding of the character's traits and their significance in the story.

Example of Character Analysis Literature: Engaging Texts for In-Depth Study

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This novel offers valuable lessons on social class, prejudice, and the complexities of human relationships, making it an ideal choice for teaching character analysis skills in the classroom. Use a character map to help kids analyze the traits and relationships of characters like Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Through the characters of Scout, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley, this novel will teach important themes of justice, morality, and empathy, providing ample opportunities to analyze their traits and motivations. Our digital worksheets can be used to engage students in interactive character analysis activities.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The characters in this novel, such as Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick Carraway, exemplify the pursuit of the American Dream and the complexities of love and identity. Analyzing their traits can deepen students' understanding of human nature and societal expectations. A critical analysis template can help while examining the characters' motivations and the author's use of symbolism and imagery.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre's journey of self-discovery and her interactions with other characters, such as Mr. Rochester and Mrs. Reed, offer rich material for character analysis discussions. This novel explores themes of independence, morality, and the role of women in society.

Using these classic novels not only teaches students valuable skills in analysis but also exposes them to timeless themes, diverse perspectives, and literary techniques.

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What is a character trait.

A character trait refers to the qualities, characteristics, or attributes that define a character in a literary work. These traits can include physical attributes, personality traits, values, beliefs, motivations, and more. Character traits help readers understand the motivations and actions of characters, and they play a crucial role in character analysis.

Can I create a character worksheet on my own?

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How can character analysis worksheets help with writing a character analysis essay?

They serve as a valuable tool to gather and organize information about characters, which can then be used as evidence or supporting details in a character analysis essay. These worksheets help students identify and describe character traits, analyze character development, and explore the relationships between characters. By using the information from the worksheets, students can write a well-supported and insightful character analysis essay.

Can character analysis worksheets be used for different grade levels and texts?

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Here, we are going to learn the character analysis in a story or essay of the English language. You will understand this by dividing each section into three with an order. Follow the guidelines step by step. Other types of academic papers that will be similar to the structure will remain the same. Write the introduction first with thesis statements with a reason to select a specific story. Then, you will move towards three to five body paragraphs, conclusion, and reference page.

Consider the following rules for A+ literary analysis for essay. Specify and identify the character in a story that you want to introduce to the reader. You can use two or three main characters in one story, and you can write their names in different categories as well. Define everything about the person about which you are writing and use other adjectives to describe their character qualities. Then, change the plot of the selected story by concentrating on the central conflict. Determine the object's role in this situation and its development way throughout the story. Also, you can add the following categories of the character in the report:

Protagonist - Heroes Antagonists - Opposite character against the main character Major - Main heroes Minor - Supporting characters that prevent heroes by implementing various obstacles Dynamic - It is a category in which we change characters.

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  1. Characterization Worksheets

    These free characterization worksheets will help students better understand characterizations and ultimately become better readers. Characterization Lesson 1 Looking for a lesson on characterization? Check out this awesome slideshow. It explains direct and indirect characterizations and gives students examples of each.

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    Our character analysis worksheets include study of flat, round, static and dynamic character evaluation. It is important to learn about the different types or kinds of characters in a narrative or story. Here is a graphic preview for all of the Character Analysis worksheets.

  3. Character Analysis Worksheet

    This character analysis worksheet is great when you want to get students in grades 3-5 to work on their description of characters in narratives.It asks them to think about the relationship between who a character is, what they do, and the events in a narrative.

  4. Character Analysis Worksheets

    Character Analysis Worksheets Related ELA Standard: RL.2.3 Answer Keys Here Stories are driven by the actions of the characters within them and the events that take place in their environment. Characters can make us feel emotions that we could not have seen ourselves or experience without their help.

  5. Browse Printable Analyzing Character Worksheets

    Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect. 2nd grade. Reading & Writing. Worksheet. The Fox and the Crow. ... Hone reading comprehension and analysis skills with this worksheet featuring a French fairy tale about a prince, a curse, and the importance of recognizing one ...

  6. Character Traits Worksheets

    These worksheets will help you analyze specific characters within a body of work of just about any type. As you look over this section you will see that we picked out various famous works to practice this skill with. Has reading time become an exercise in academic futility?

  7. PDF Character Analysis Worksheet

    Answer Key 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. B 6. A 7-8 Accept any reasonable responses. Title: Character Analysis Worksheet Author: K5 Learning Subject: Reading Comprehension - Character Analsysis Keywords: reading, comprehension, worksheet, character Created Date: 1/18/2023 2:43:54 PM ...

  8. Character analysis worksheet

    Look at a list of character traits together. Identify traits that describe yourself. Then have your child find traits that describe her. This will help your child understand how to use the chart and think about words that describe her character. 4. Now have your child illustrate the main character inside the frame of the character analysis chart.

  9. Quiz & Worksheet

    Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about conflict in literature Additional Learning. To learn more about character analysis, review the accompanying lesson on Character ...

  10. Character Analysis Worksheet Answers

    CHARACTER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET Character's Full Name: Andy's Mother OUTWARD DESCRIPTION Physical Description: (age, gender, appearance etc) Role in the Story: (doctor, enemy, fisherman etc) Relationships: (father, daughter, friend, etc) INWARD DESCRIPTION Character Trait #1: (Provide at least THREE examples from the story and include page numbers!)

  11. Elements of a story worksheet

    Grade 5 Exercises Story elements Elements of a story Story building blocks: characters and plots The grade 5 comprehension worksheets focus on the building blocks of stories. The first two worksheets focus on character analysis; the next two worksheets also consider setting and plot, while the final two worksheets review the author's purpose.

  12. PDF Story elements

    Character analysis Reading Comprehension Worksheet ... Answer Key 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. C 6. C 7-9 Accept any reasonable responses. Title ... Subject: Grade 5 Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Story elements Keywords: Story elements, author's purpose, reading comprehension, literacy, worksheets, exercises, grade 5

  13. Character Development Questions & Free Printable Worksheets

    These free 160 character development questions and free printable worksheet can help you quickly understand your character's strengths, weakness, lovable quirks - and maybe even why they may not order pizza for dinner. Your Characters Are Not Real People, But Don't Let Your Readers Know That

  14. Character Analysis Worksheet Templates

    What is a Character Analysis Essay Worksheet? A character study is an important aspect of literary analysis, and our character analysis worksheets provide a comprehensive framework for analyzing and understanding characters in a story.

  15. Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis

    Fahrenheit 451 Characters Next Guy Montag Guy Montag A fireman and the book's protagonist. As the novel opens, Montag takes pride in burning books and the homes of people who illegally own books. After meeting Clarisse McClellan, however, he begins to face… read analysis of Guy Montag Captain Beatty Montag 's boss at the fire station.

  16. Search Printable 5th Grade Analyzing Character Worksheets

    Browse Printable 5th Grade Analyzing Character Worksheets. Award winning educational materials designed to help kids succeed. ... In this engaging reading comprehension worrksheet, learners read an original two-page story and answer a set of comprehension questions. 5th grade. Reading & Writing. Worksheet. ... Peter Pan Analysis 1 "We can fly ...


    1. CHARACTER AGE: 2. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Voice: Posture: Walk: Distinguishing Marks: Physical Description: 3. OCCUPATION: 4. INTERESTS: 5. BELIEFS: (Religious and otherwise) 6. AMBITIONS: (Based on your Super Objective) 7. Where are you from? 8. Who are your parents? What did they do?

  18. Character Traits Worksheets

    Let us help you. Character traits, like real people, are the habits and the ideas that make a character non-imaginary. They help the reader understand what the character is all about. Tall, short, bitter, sweet, salty, sarcastic, kind, etc. they all make a reader better grasp what the person in the story is really like!

  19. Search Printable 3rd Grade Analyzing Character Worksheets

    Browse Printable 3rd Grade Analyzing Character Worksheets. Award winning educational materials designed to help kids succeed. ... In this Reader's Theater worksheet, students read a script, then answer the reading comprehension questions that follow. 3rd grade. Reading & Writing. Worksheet. Reading for Comprehension: Alexis and the Game Show.

  20. 1.02 Character Analysis Worksheet.docx

    Florida Virtual School, English 1 Lesson 1.02 Character Analysis Worksheet To download this file, click: " File " → " Download As " → Choose your file format, & SAVE to your English 1 folder that you have created. Title of Short Story: Protagonist's Name: 1. Where does the protagonist live? 2. Who lives with the protagonist and what is their relationship?

  21. Character Organizers

    Here, we are going to learn the character analysis in a story or essay of the English language. You will understand this by dividing each section into three with an order. Follow the guidelines step by step. Other types of academic papers that will be similar to the structure will remain the same. Write the introduction first with thesis ...