What is your favorite historical fiction character?
Historical fiction is a genre of literature that re-creates a certain time period from the past. The characters in these stories are fictional but are often based on real people and events. These characters can be the protagonists, antagonists, or minor characters who help develop the plot.
Historical Fiction Characters
Protagonist: The main character in a story. Antagonist: A character or force in opposition to the protagonist of a story. Minor Character: A character who is not the main character but plays an important role in the story.
Who is your favorite historical fiction character?
- Anne of Green Gables
- Jo March from Little Women
- Huckleberry Finn
The first historical fiction was written by the ancient Greek writer Herodotus, in the 5th century BC. Charles Dickens is one of the most famous historical fiction authors and wrote classic stories such as A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. The term 'historical fiction' was first used by William Gilmore Simms in 1827.
Draw / write: What are some of the positive and negative characteristics of a historical fiction character?
Draw / write: What can we learn from the historical fiction characters and their experiences?
What qualities do you possess that make you like a historical fiction character?
What is one thing that you would do differently if you were in the situation of a historical fiction character?