Importance of Character Development (Style Guide 1)

 In Scene one of “Unexpected Love”, the character Dexter is dynamic and the passage that really caught my attention is the part where Dexter comes out of the limousine. The beginning of the narration is very well described, but when Dexter comes out of the Limousine after his brothers come out of the car, it shows what kind of character the protagonist will be. When Dexter’s brothers walk with “ambience and physical prowess” the reader can see the kind of characters they are and at least for me, I was able to visualize the typical high school cliques and groups (TheArtist14 et al.). Dexter’s transformation into the real “winner” compared to his brothers shows that one doesn’t have to be someone else to be loved or get what he or she wants. The passage where Dexter is first introduced is very significant because it sets the scene effectively, describes the characters well, and shows that this story will be a bildungsroman as Dexter grows as a character.

 The description of Dexter also brings about some familiarity with the readers because most of the readers and audience are aware of what high school is like and they all know that one person who is very nerdy and lacks social skills and when we read the description of dexter, I think all the readers can come up with the image of him in their head. This vivid description of the character makes the passage effective and sets the story of the underdog’s eventual win. The passage’s purpose is illuminated in this passage because the readers can see how Dexter, who at the time seems like the most unexpected character to get the girl, gets her. The passage also uses pathos to allow the readers feel for Dexter and the harassment he experiences from his brother.  When the brothers call him a loser and ask him to park their car, it is a very good parallel to the story of Cinderella and her three sisters. It indicates to the readers the theme and direction of the story and adds clarity to the narration. Another aspect of the passage that it’s stance of going beyond the stereotypical story of Cinderella finding her prince charming. It adds a twist where the girl finds the boy, which shows that it doesn’t always have to be the man asking the woman. It shows young readers that one gender doesn’t have to make the first move all the time. It also shows that a boy like Dexter, who is viewed by everyone as a nerd, can still find people who are similar to him and love him.

The passage emphasizes several messages that is relevant to the audience who are teenagers and young adults who are looking forward to their prom and also adults who are looking back on their high school years. The use of description, pathos, audience awareness and purpose makes this story and especially this passage paramount in the story. Not only does it set the scene for Dexter’s dynamic change. It is important to keep in mind when you are writing to focus on character development and how the character is viewed by the reader. It is also salient to focus on the purpose of why you are writing. In this case, the purpose of Dexter’s description is to show the readers the kind of person he is how he is ill treated by his brothers.

“Unexpected Love.” Storium. Scene 1.