The Hate U Give: Character and Point of View Analysis

Angie Kratzer
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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18 pages
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This collection of handouts and exercises will walk students through the analysis of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give (THUG/The Hate You Give) characters and their points of view. All resources are included in both PDF and editable Google Slides formats.

The following resources are included:

Characterization Methods Handout

This one-page handout offers the definition and explanation of seven types of direct and indirect characterization.

Characterization Chart

Apply the methods of characterization to the primary and secondary characters in the novel. Each character’s avatar is included in a multiple-page chart in which students break down traits, methods, and textual evidence. A blank chart is provided for dynamic characters or minor characters who are not included.

Character Evolution Timeline

Students map the growth of any two characters who change dramatically throughout the course of the novel.

Writing About a Dynamic Character

Students write a defense of an argument that one event is the catalyst for a character’s dramatic change. Both lined and blank versions of the exercise are provided.

Point of View Handout

This one-page handout explains the eight points of view.

Debate Point: Is Starr a Reliable Narrator?

Students complete a T-chart and a short writing activity in which they argue whether or not Starr is a reliable narrator. Lined and blank versions are included.


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Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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