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Analyzation encompasses the application of given criteria to a literary work to determine how efficiently that work employs the given criteria In the analyzation of short stories the reader uses a brief imaginative narrative unfolding a single incident and a chief character by means of plot the details so compressed and the whole treatment so organized a single impression results To expose that impression the reader explores the workings of seven basic criteria One particular criterion character effectively supports the central idea in Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving The characters type develops with the personality development throughout the story Three types of characters round flat and stock appear in most stories The round character displays a fully developed personality and full emotions Flat characters also known as supporting characters do not develop fully or express complex emotions A stock character also known as a stereotype fits an established characterization from real life or literature With these three types of characters leading the reader through the story the reader learns the events taking place as well as the changes in the characters livesThe author keeps the reader informed of the changes affecting the characters throughout the narrative through style When a character undergoes a fundamental change in nature or personality during the story the character has dynamic style However a character without change defines a static character Although all characters have a style and type sometimes understanding the differences appears complicated A chart often helps establish a better understanding of character type and styleThe following chart represents the characters used by Washington Irving in Rip Van WinkleRip ProParagraph threeLines seven and eightRSWolfParagraph nineLine one and twoFSDerrick Van BummelParagraph ten Line sevenRDNicholas VedderParagraph tenLines one two and threeRDJudith GardenierParagraph forty-sixLines six through eightFSDominic Van ShaickParagraph eighteenLine nineSSBrom DutcherParagraph thirty-sevenSSStrange FigureParagraph sixteenLine nineSSCommanderParagraph eighteenLines nine and tenSSRip AntagParagraphs five and eightLines one and twoLines one and fourRSHendrick Hudson Paragraph fifty-nineLine nineSSPeter VanderdonkParagraph fifty-sixLines one and twoSSJonathon DoolittleParagraph
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