Characters are the main actor in a story. They can be people, animal, or other creature. Like people in real like, characters in stories have inner qualities or character traits. A character trait might be funny or serious, brave or cowardly, selfish or generous. Sometimes an author will directly describe a character’s traits. Other times, you must look at details, such as what character says, does, or thinks, to figure out what he or she is like a person.
Characters also have motivations, or reasons for the ways they act. Specific details provide clues about a character’s motivation.