Re: what is a character
- --- In email@example.com, "sakuralover99"
>(I'm assuming you're younger because you mention your mother. )
> my mom said i needed to make a character for the sca but dose the
> character have to be a person that lived or are owr characters made up?
If you want to get some ideas about people who lived in the middle
ages, I recommend reading Catherine Called Birdy, The Midwife's
Apprentice and Matilda Bone. These are all fictional books written
about different characters in the middle ages, and they might give you
some good ideas about what people did.
The characters, or personas, as we call them, are made up, and can be
as simple or as complex as you want. Some people make up a whole story
that includes a time and place their character lived, and their
profession. Others just choose a name and a country.
You could ask your mother, or a teacher you like, or even a librarian
at your local library, and i'm sure they'd be happy to help you find
some books about the middle ages, so you could decide where and when
you want your character to be from. Or, if your mom (or for that
matter, any family member or friend) also plays in the SCA, you can
use the same time and country as them.