Characterisation - types and function

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. Then, we are moving on to 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. You will be guided through an example and then have the opportunity to repeat the process for yourselves. We will end with a chance to tie in our previous learning on the 4 conflicts in narratives and produce a reflective response to the function of the characters. At the end of the session, there will be a learning recap quiz.