Henrik Knudsen

Character Analysis

Who am I?

  1. WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND OF THE CHARACTER(IE=FAMILY, SOCIALLY, FINANCIALLY,RELIGIOUS, OR OCCUPATION)?

    I am in the resistance. My sister is Inge Johansen. Inge and I get along well. I am not married and keep my house very messy.

  2. HOW DO I WANT OTHERS TO SEE ME(PERCIEVED, PERCEPTION) AND HOW I AM ACTUALLY PERCIEVED BY OTHERS?

    I want to be seen as determined and brave. I believe I am seen this way by others too.

  3. WHAT IS THE STATE OF BEING EMOTIONALLY THAT I AM IN DURING THIS SCENE?

    I have to be mournful, urgent, nervous, and grateful.

What are my circumstamces?

  1. WHAT TIME OF YEAR, SEASON, DAY OR MONTH) HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?

    It is fall and that affects me because I need to hide the coats.

  2. WHERE AM I(USE THE SENSES) SMELLS, SOUNDS, SHAPES, COLORS, TEXTURES, WEATHER, FRIENDLY, UNFRIENDLY, PUBLIC, PRIVATE, INSIDE, OUTSIDE. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?

    I am usually in my house/kitchen or my boat. My house is very messy and drab. I am friendly and so are most of the people in my house except the Nazi soldiers. I am mostly indoors.

  3. WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE CIRCUMSTANCES(WHAT DO YOU THE FACTS ABOUT THE SITUATION ARE? WHAT JUST HAPPENED BEFORE YOU ENTERED THIS SCENE?

    Annemarie, Ellen, Kirstie, and Inge just got to my house. We are helping Jews get to Swedan but Annemarie, Kirstie, and Ellen don’t know about it.

Who is my target?

( SCENES ARE PLAYED WITH PARTNERS. KNOWING WHO IS THE ACTOR YOU ARE IN CONFLICT HELPS YOU TO DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO GET WHAT YOU WANT)
  1. My targets are the Nazi soldiers. I’m trying to sneak people to Sweden without them knowing.

  1. HOW DO I SEE THE TARGET WHEN THE SCENE STARTS(STRANGER, JERK, FRIEND, RIVAL ETC) I see them as the enemy.

  2. WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WOULD I LIKE TO HAVE WITH HIM/HER?

    I don’t want any relationship with them whatsoever.

  3. HOW DOES OUR RELATIONSHIP CHANGE OR DEVELOP DURING THIS SCENE?

    He slaps my sister so our relationship gets worse. It sparks some more anger and hatred in me.

What is my action?

  1. WHAT DO I WANT IN THIS SCENE? ACTION+OBSTACLE(WHICH IS OFTEN ANOTHER ACTOR)=DRAMA

    I want to get the Jews safely to Sweden. We do not have the package though and Annemarie accidently gave it to a soldier.

  2. WHAT IS THE LITERAL ACTIVITY THAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE SCENE?

    I’m telling Annemarie that it’s okay that she gave away the package because she tried and she needs to go home.

  3. WHAT ARE MY ESSENTIAL ACTIONS(GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THAT PARTNER)

    To make sure she gets home safely.

What are the stakes and what is the urgency?

I’m risking not only my own life, but many Jews and those in the resistance by helping them on the boat. If one thing goes wrong we could all be killed. The urgency is that I get all Jews to Sweden unharmed.