Your task for this essay is to present a character analysis of a major character in Fences by
August Wilson. You will be using both the primary source and at least one secondary source:
Begin by focusing on the primary source–the story that you choose. Follow these steps:
1. Read the story carefully. Mark sections where some information about the character is
revealed. Choose a character and explain three things we know about his/her personality.
Describe each of these three in a full-length paragraph, citing examples from the text.
Your paper will consist of five paragraphs: an introduction, three body paragraphs ( each
of which explains one personality trait), and a conclusion.
2. Review your annotated text and see if the details add up to some specific traits.
3. Remember to present traits as adjectives; these words should describe qualities reflected
through one of the means listed above.
4. Use the specific details to illustrate the