Ms. Gokturk


Illustrating Characters in CS Lewis’ Till We Have Faces

 (35 Classwork Points)

PART I. In your group (or working alone), create a list of adjectives that best describe the character you were assigned: Psyche, Orual, King, Fox, or Redival. [If you were absent, choose one and complete on your own.] These adjectives/assumptions should paint a picture of the character’s character. AS A GROUP: Come to a consensus about YOUR overall impression of the character(s).


PART II. Compile a list of TBE that best illustrates these adjectives (AKA characterization) as detailed below. Make a list in each of your notebooks; you will ultimately create a master list of all the TBE.  For each category, find the best three (or more) text-based examples[1] that help us understand who the character is and what he/she is like. Most importantly, for each explain[2] what the TBE shows us. Your supporting evidence should include:


1.      At least THREE physical traits/appearance details. They might be very similar – that’s okay! What does each quote show us about this character?

2.      At least THREE quotes of what the character says and or thinks. What does each show us about this character?

3.      At least THREE descriptions of what the character does (ACTIONS). Explain what this shows us about this character.

4.      At least THREE what others say about him/her/them and/or how they react/interact with him/her. Explain what this shows us about this character.


PART III.  Once you have completed the research element, choose one or two artists in your group to DRAW[3] the character or setting to serve as visual diagram for the info you found. Leave room on your page for the TBE!


Name of Character

Title by Author

Character Analysis: General description of what we understand about this character. These are the inferences you make. This is the analysis part of your piece. Don’t ignore or gloss over.


3 X What the  character thinks.  Give TBE  with explanation


3 X Physical Description.  What does the character look like? Include any props/dress.

Rounded Rectangular Callout: 3 X How others react, respond, or what they think of the character/setting.

3 X ACTIONS: What the character does. Use TBE and comment on this builds characterization.



[1] Text based evidence can be a direct quote or a specific paraphrase. Don’t forget to provide page numbers.

[2] Don’t expect your reader to “get it.” Your job is to find the evidence and analyze how it supports your assertions (the characterization).

[3] Draw the character. Label with TBE +page numbers + ANALYSIS!