Explain how dialogue can reveal aspects of a character. It can reveal characters' thoughts and feelings, their desires or motives, and even their background. Next, go over events and how they can also reveal aspects of a character and propel the plot of a story. Read a few passages and ask students to analyze the text and discuss what they can infer about the characters. After this, students will read Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Analyze how the characters' dialogue and how the events move the story and characters along.