To choose your three subtopics, you might simply select the three most important characterization aspects, such as personality, motivation, and author’s purpose. Many of the other aspects of character (previously listed) can be explained as part of the categories you choose. Another organization method for characters who are round and dynamic, you might consider a chronological organization pattern. Body paragraph one analyzes what type of person the character is in the beginning; paragraph two discusses how he or she is affected by the story’s events; paragraph three analyzes the resulting changes in the character as a whole. As always, weave your analysis of other important aspects of character into the subtopics wherever they naturally fit.
Your own life experiences can inspire topics for adventure essays. Write about a recent vacation. Include details about the new discoveries made along the way. Detail any hardships encountered from the natural world. Perhaps you dodged rattlesnakes on a hiking trip through the Badlands in South Dakota. Your throat was parched as the sun beat down relentlessly, with no end to the trail in sight. Use descriptive detail and hints from the above three attention-getting types of adventure to make your essay more exciting. Perhaps you were only in the Badlands for an afternoon, but you can detail the adventure to make an afternoon feel just as exciting as a year.