Create a character, real or imagined, with a distinct manner of behaving or style of talking. Put this character in a situation where he or she plays a public role (the public persona shown to others) and contrast it with the character's private persona (the real character when no one is watching). Narrate your episode or vignette in first person point of view (as in the Bambara story) or in third person point of view (as in the Parker story).
You are creating a new character, not writing about a character in literature, movies, or TV.
The person named Sarah is a very complex character. She seems to change directions all throughout her life and there is never one point in which you know exactly what she will do because she is just that unpredictable. This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime and say the complete opposite. Sarah's character is very intriguing strictly due to the fact that she keeps you guessing. The following will show the many variations that her character shows throughout her life.
There are several points in her life that Sarah seems very heroic, especially when she is speaking at communist party meetings about her reasoning for attempting to bury her brother. She reflects ...
The solution gives an example of how to construct a fictional character and how to detail the character's personality traits.