Reflective Essay: The Character Of Scarlet

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I had to be very consistent when building my character’s identities to make them believable. I had to make it clear to my audience, why the character was acting the way they were. I also had to avoid cliches because the audience tends to see cliches as superficial. In term of my characters motivations I wanted to make my main character, Scarlet, not know how to live independently or act politely around people. Therefore, I created a situation where she was spoiled as a child. Scarlet’s parents were very centered on their work careers which jeopardized their relationship with Scarlet. She did not have anyone to discipline her and was given everything she wanted. Once her parents died, her world was flipped upside-down when she faced …show more content…
I wanted to incorporate believable dialogue that developed the personalities of the characters, as well as the plot of my stories. I am the most proud of my use of dialogue throughout my stories. I feel that it was believable and helped to develop the characters and plot. In terms of the point of view I wrote in, I used first person throughout most of my stories. I was able to get inside my character’s head and better form her identity. The audience was able to see my main character’s thoughts which added to the conflict. In addition, as directed in a homework assignment, I changed the point of view of my first story to third person. My main character was younger so I was able to add more description through writing in third person. When editing, I added many key elements after I wrote the plot. I chose to write about the plot first because it is the main focal point for my stories. I didn’t want it getting lost by trying to added too many visuals. Then, I edited the story by replacing abstract lines with more visuals where I thought they were appropriate. Lastly, I edited the flow to make sure the events that formed the plot were in a logical order. I completely rewrote multiple stories that didn’t fit the

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