Character Sketch for Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Fred has asked every person who comes to the party to write a short essay that can be presented to the group. You'll leave a copy of the paper for Scrooge to add to a scrapbook that he's creating so that he can read over this information about his new friends after the party.

Your task is to understand the character you are portraying. Know the character well enough so that you can deliver a convincing performance to your audience.

You'll write a character sketch that Scrooge will add to his scrapbook. Since Scrooge will return to your writing later, it needs to show him who you are. Describe who you are, what you do, what you like, and so on. Everything that Scrooge needs to know to learn more about all the people he meets in his daily life.

You can use the Party Planner to gather ideas; then use the questions and tips below to organize and write your character sketch, which you'll present during the party.

Identify yourself briefly. Scrooge may have seen you in passing on the street or elsewhere, but he may not really know who you are. Explain who you are, what you do, and any other identifying characteristics.

Now's your chance to tell Scrooge more detail about yourself. Describe your character traits and the reasons that you behave the the way you do. Include information from your research of Victorian lifestyle—What do you eat? What do you wear? How do you interact with others? What do you like to do? What do you care about that happens in the world around you, and why? Remember to document your sources.

End by saying something about how you expect to interact with Scrooge in the future. Think of it as a section that tells what you're looking forward to (or not) regarding Scrooge's new outlook on life, your possible future relationship, and the new year that is just beginning.

Works Cited
Include a bibliographical page that indicates where all the information that you used to write your character sketch came from.