Tago: Mini-Character Sketch
In small groups, take the
following sentences from previous work you've done and use them to “make
Tago come alive as a homicidal 6 year-old.” You should not simply write
all of the sentences out like they are into a paragraph. Instead, you
should combine sentences, cut out a few ideas/words, add a few
ideas/words, and weave sentences together. In the end, your group
should have a 1-3 paragraph mini-character sketch that portrays Tago as
“homicidal and enigmatic” as well as allows your audience to see him in
To see Tago again, click here.
A SAMPLE MINI-CHARACTER SKETCH APPEARS HERE.
Portrayal: homicidal and
Tago’s mysterious smile looks
like a demon’s eye watching your every move.
His smirking and squinting
eyes make you feel trapped at a dead end with fright creeping up your spine.
The dreadlocks swing and
spill over his face, obscuring his skin with shadows.
The sunflowers shadow the
small figure as he continues on his hunt.
The yellow of the sunflowers
are like a hazard sign sending you a message to stay away from him.
The open field surrounded by
skyscraping trees and towering sunflowers is the ideal place for his
The sky is blue like a
strangled person’s face as their body lays lifeless.
Tago reaches out to select
the next sunflower for his bouquet.
He walks down the road,
awaiting a car. He needs a nice, gullible couple, people who cannot resist
his impish grin.
A teal blue car cruises along
the dusty road when suddenly, out of nowhere, the boy appears in front of
it. Braking, the car spins off the side of the road and flips over. The
boy walks toward the car. The smile on his face spreads with every step on
the dirt road; it is a grin of accomplishment.