Character types and function

In this lesson, we will learn about different character types; what they are called, their key characteristics and their function in a text. We will re-examine our text of the week, 'The Tiredness of Rosabel,' by Katherine Mansfield from this perspective. Our lesson will look at a pivotal moment in the extract and examine what roles the three characters perform within the passage and how Mansfield both conforms to and subverts our expectations as readers.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the third point on the narrative pyramid?

1/6

Q2.What does Rosabel do for a living?

2/6

Q3.What are the names of the couple?

3/6

Q4.Which of the below is not one of the 4 types of conflict to be found in narratives?

4/6

Q5.What is the opposite of equilibrium?

5/6

Q6.What word did Rosabel use to describe her anger?

6/6

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the third point on the narrative pyramid?

1/6

Q2.What does Rosabel do for a living?

2/6

Q3.What are the names of the couple?

3/6

Q4.Which of the below is not one of the 4 types of conflict to be found in narratives?

4/6

Q5.What is the opposite of equilibrium?

5/6

Q6.What word did Rosabel use to describe her anger?

6/6

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

English - Characterisation - types and function

Characterisation - types and function

Q1.What is the opposite of a protagonist?

1/5

Q2.What is the word we use for a character who does not change throughout the course of a text?

2/5

Q3.Which character type acts as a symbol for the average person in society?

3/5

Q4.What is the name for a character who is passive and weak?

4/5

Q5.What do we call it when we infer ideas about a character's personality through their interactions with others?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

English - Characterisation - types and function

Characterisation - types and function

Q1.What is the opposite of a protagonist?

1/5

Q2.What is the word we use for a character who does not change throughout the course of a text?

2/5

Q3.Which character type acts as a symbol for the average person in society?

3/5

Q4.What is the name for a character who is passive and weak?

4/5

Q5.What do we call it when we infer ideas about a character's personality through their interactions with others?

5/5

Lesson summary: Character types and function

It looks like you have not completed one of the quizzes.

To share your results with your teacher please complete one of the quizzes.

Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Jog

On the spot:
Dance