How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples


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Who is the protagonist in ''The Three Little Pigs''?

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1. What character traits did we see in the antagonist of ''The Three Little Pigs''?

2. What is a good question to ask about a character's behavior?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and related worksheet will test you on character analysis and interpretation. You will be quizzed on techniques used in character analysis as well as the characters in 'The Three Little Pigs.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Protagonist in 'The Three Little Pigs'
  • Character traits of the antagonist in 'The Three Little Pigs'
  • Questions to ask about a character's behavior when doing character analysis
  • Meaning of comprehension
  • The purpose of the brother pigs

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the behavior and purpose of story characters in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as interpretation and comprehension
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as protagonist and antagonist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters in 'The Three Little Pigs'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of literary analysis, review the corresponding lesson on Analyzing Characters in Literature. This lesson covers the following objective:

  • Learn about the three basic steps of character analysis
  • Differentiate between antagonist and protagonist
  • Review the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'