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CLIP 8509

Characterisation in Autobiography

Characterisation in Autobiography
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Ideas for use in class
  • Watch the clip and identify what has made Bannatyne a success. Students should identify: his egocentric attitude – the fact that he is the only well-developed character while the others are cartoon-like; his dissatisfaction (unlike his brothers and sisters) and longing for more; his gumption – he wants a bike and decides to ask for a paper round; his ability to take knockbacks, even when Jenny says there are no paper rounds available he remains dogged and tries again; his hard-working nature (finding 100 names); his ability to learn from his experiences – he could have sold the names and his ability to find simple solutions – the telephone book.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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