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Lockie Leonard Assignment Part 2: Character Analysis June 14, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 English 2007.
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You need to do two analyses of Lockie, one arguing that the author wants us to see Lockie as being a good, likeable character and one arguing that Lockie is shown to be dislikeable. Both analyses need to follow the format below:

Introduction

Reason 1
Evidence
Explanation

Reason 2
Evidence
Explanation

Reason 3
Evidence
Explanation

Conclusion

Here is an example of an analysis plan (with labels) suggesting he is a good character:

Introduction: Lockie Leonard is the lead character in the novel …. by Tim Winton, but are we meant to see him as the ‘hero’ of the story? By looking at evidence from the book, we can see that…

Reason 1: Lockie is a friendly, outgoing person who…
Evidence: (there should be at least two pieces of evidence per reason)
When Lockie first arrives in Angelus, he is keen to make friends…
Also…
Explanation: (this tells us what your evidence actually means)
This shows us that Lockie is a friendly, helpful person who… which are
characteristics that readers will find appealing and likeable.

Reason 2: Lockie is responsible…
Evidence: Helps his brother
Doesn’t take a cigarette from Vicki
Explanation: The sort of person who helps others and… is one that most people would admire.

Reason 3: (You’ll need to think of one for yourself)
Evidence:
Explanation:

Conclusion: Someone outgoing, responsible and … is displaying characteristics that most readers will see as being “good”. The fact that Lockie has been given these characteristics by the author shows us the author wants us to like Lockie.

DUE MONDAY 18th JUNE

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