Miss Brill Characterization


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Who is the author of 'Miss Brill'?

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1. What is it called when an author tells us about the characters using words or actions?

2. Which type of characterization uses actions or events to tell about a character?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can see if you understand the methods an author might employ to shed light or give you clues regarding characters and their actions. Largely by using the short story, Miss Brill as a model, the lesson further explores these methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • The author of Miss Brill
  • How the author indicated Miss Brill's loneliness
  • The technique authors use to inform the reader about the nature of a character
  • Examples of several techniques

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you gather the most important information from the related lesson on character depiction in written works
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the two types of this expository technique
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding methods used by writers to define characters and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of certain methods used by writers to describe the nature of character, read the accompanying lesson entitled Miss Brill Characterization. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Explain what is being practiced when the writer uses specific words to tell the reader about a character
  • Give the name of the term for the type of technique used when describing a character by way of events, behavior or the view of another character
  • Supply some examples of the second type of descriptive technique that are used in Miss Brill
  • Discuss how adding details to the nature and actions of a character can affect a story