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How to write character sketches and critical analysis of the novel or book or story.

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Critical analysis of the novel, book, or story in simple language is meant, students are supposed to give their opinions and criticism on the given content.

For example, if a student is asked to give a critical analysis of a novel, then the student will briefly explain their opinions on each chapter and each character of the novel, students will also explain in detail any important events that happened in the novel that is relevant to the class.

Assignment help regarding painting sketches can be found on some internet platforms.

In Character sketch, students simply need to explain each character in detail, both with good and bad criticism.

In this article, we will explore some basic ways and tips, and tricks that students can use to improve writing character sketch and critical analysis of the novel, book or a story, or even a poem.

1.     Reading

The very first step in writing both character sketch and critical analysis of the content is reading.

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Students need to read the content line by line, in order to write an accurate analysis.

More than often students have a tendency to skip reading the whole book, novel, or poem, and simply read the summary from the internet or any other sources in order to finish the work quickly, but due to not reading the whole content student may skip some important points that are needed for the character sketch

Students should make it their habit to read the whole content, if say, a student finds reading boring or exhausting, then they can start by reading the summary and then read the chapters which they think, consist of the important information, that they might need to include in the character sketch.

Students can make a list of all the characters of the novel or the story.

Students can find the list at the beginning of the end of the story, or they can simply use the internet to find the list of characters.

Once they have written the list, they should start reading, for the particular character and make the necessary points.

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Students can also take help from the internet in order to get a summary of the characteristics of the character.

While for critical analysis, if a student finds reading the whole novel a task, and often find themselves distracted then students can read chapter wise summary of the novel, and can mark the important points that are given in the summary, and if they think it is an important incident then they can read about the particular incident in detail, by reading, only that chapter in detail.

2.     Researching

Many times simply reading a novel or a story is not enough to get a proper idea about the plot or theme and even about the characters.

In many novels, the list of characters is pretty long so there are chances that students might forget some character by the time they reach the end.

Students who find reading boring can look for the story, poem, or novel on the internet or platforms like YouTube.

Many novels have been made into movies, so students can simply watch the movie to understand the characters and the plot of the novel that can seriously help with homework.

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While watching the movie students can make necessary points about the important events of the novel, and later on simply read about that even in the novel.

Or students can even use a web browser to search for the particular event in detail.

For example, in the play “the merchant of Venice” There are three important events that take place that is, the bond story, the ring story, and the casket story. Students can simply search for any of the events on their preferred web browser to get the details about it without having to further read the novel.

3.     Writing

Once the students have researched well about the content they can start writing.

Students while writing the character sketch of the character, should start by writing about the physical appearance of the character, then write about the attitudes and behavior of the character.

Most often while writing character sketches students just mention that so and so the character was sweet and funny and end the sentence.

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Here’s a tip, whenever a student is writing about some character, they should give examples for his behavior, like if the character is sweet, the student needs to give an event or the moment where the character acted sweet.

By giving example, students exponentially improve the quality of their content, and this is most appreciated by the teachers and mentors

While writing critical analysis also, students should mention why they liked or did not like certain characters or events. Proper justification of the opinion, improves the quality of the content and catches the attention of the reader.

4.     Proofreading

Once the students have written the content, they should proofread it.

Most students either forget to proofread or avoid proofreading the content as they feel it is time-consuming, usually when students write content, it is highly likely they did some spelling errors or grammatical mistakes.

By proofreading the content, students can eliminate simple human errors, this not only improves the overall content but also makes it easy for the reader to read without getting annoyed by the simple spelling errors

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5.     Editing

Editing is part of proofreading the content.

After the student has proofread the content they can start editing. By editing it is not meant that they only correct the grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, but students also need to add or delete any sentence that they are appropriate or not.

If the students need to cut any sentence or word they should simply use a pencil and try not to make it a mess. Students while writing should always keep necessary spacing so that the content is not messy for the reader.

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