Known also as “character sketches,” descriptive essays about a person refer to rather difficult tasks, as students cannot read examples of them rather often. Some character descriptions are met in fiction books. But not all of them can be used as an example for an essay. The main objective of this essay is to make the details you feel about the person look vivid with the help of the text. The task of the student is to provide a reader with a detailed description of the person as well as writer's own considerations about him or her.