What does character development look like?
Character development involves personal growth, maturity and change in a person's outlook and behavior. It is shaped by life experiences, relationships, and changes in one's environment. It is an ongoing process that continues throughout life.
Character Development: Growing and Maturing
Personal Growth: The process of developing attitudes, skills, abilities, & character traits that help someone become a better person. Maturity: The ability to think and behave in a way appropriate for one's age and social environment. Change: The act of making or becoming different.
How would you describe Bilbo's character development so far?
Which factor do you think is most important for character development?
- Family environment
- Social relationships
- Life experiences
- Moral values
Some adults believe that the older you are, the more you have grown as a person. Character development is a key element of many successful films and books. Character development often involves improving your understanding of yourself and others.
Draw / write: What character qualities do you think are important for Bilbo to develop in The Hobbit?
Draw / write: How does a character's development affect the plot of a story?