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Character Trait Essay
• • • Prompt: Analysis of a Literary Character We understand characters in literature by paying attention to what they say, what they do, and how other characters react to them. The author of a novel will help us understand a character by describing how that character reacts in certain situations. Select a character from the novel Kindred analyze that character's personality. What adjectives would you choose to describe the character? What information and evidence from the novel supports the use of those adjectives? In a multi-paragraph essay, use adjectives to analyze a character from one of the novels you have read. Use quotations, details, and examples from the novel to support your selection of adjectives.
Introduction • In the novel Kindred by Octavia Butler, there is a character named Rufus is a young man that often gets into trouble. He has many traits that are developed throughout the novel with the way he acts and interacts with other characters. Rufus is cruel, authoritative, and demanding; he does however have a soft side.
Body of the paper • One of Rufus’s character traits is that he is cruel. When he becomes angry, he uses violence to make a statement. He burned down the barn when he learned that his father Tom sold Rufe’s horse. In the song “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks the lines that say”……” Tells of the turmoil that Rufus feels. • Another character trait of Rufus is that he is authoritative.
Conclusion • In conclusion Rufus is an angry young man that does not know how to express his real feelings of caring and kindness to other around him. He is cruel at times and makes the reader hate him. Then there is the compassion that he has for Alice, but she is a slave. He has a hard time doing the right thing because of the time period he is in.