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Character Analysis Analyzing a character can explain many things about a character to an audience A character analysis can be based on small things such as physical characteristics to as complex as a characters thoughts of life Many things such as conflict setting point of view and the author should be considered when analyzing a character The author and audience are the most important factors when it comes to character analysis Authors can depict a character in any way while the audience can interpret them in other ways When the author creates a character heshe wants to grab the reader and put them in the shoes of the character As the audience we begin to see the character in different standpoints and see things as the character sees them The character I chose to analyze was Johns wife in The Yellow Wallpaper I chose her because of her slow realization of her own insanity First the authors way of presenting a character plays a major role in character analysis In the beginning of the story the character talks calmly about her daily routine and openly about her thoughts and feelings about her situation The author Charlotte Perkins Gilman does a good job of slowly revealing the characters insanity She does it so good that it seems as if she knows how it is being insane The way the author uses the setting and point of view plays a major role in the characters insanity The story takes place in a house in the country with nobody around The character is locked in her room because of her illness The whole story is told in first-person point of view Using the first person point of view was brilliant of the author because it put us in the shoes of Johns wife Second the main character always has a conflict and most of the time they overcome their problems In The Yellow Wallpaper
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