CAHSEE ELA 7.4 Characteristics. Which of the following best describes the narrator?
|CAHSEE ELA: Reading||Characteristics|
|Narrative Analysis||Character Traits|
The narrator isn't going to come right out and say, "I'm respectful!" or "I'm melodramatic!"
We're going to have to piece together the clues and solve this case on our own.
Let's take 'em one by one.
Is the narrator... happy?
If she is, she has a funny way of showing it. All she does is express her disappointment
and frustration... so we can be certain she isn't smiling from ear to ear.
Respectful? Uh, no. She's giving the subject of this narration about as much respect as
Rodney Dangerfield used to get.
Caring? Well, she certainly seems to care about complaining. But... in the sense that
we usually think about "caring?" Nope. Well, then by process of elimination it looks
like we're left with "melodramatic."
If we weren't entirely sure what that word meant...
...we could hopefully spot the "dramatic" in there.
Melodramatic means "exaggerated" or "overemotional."
Yep. Describes the speaker to a T.
Our answer is D.
As in, "Drama queen."