Character analysis essay is very much similar to literary essay. They both include a statement of thesis, well organized information and concluding paragraph. Both types of essays focus on person’s character and traits. You have to develop a thesis to explain the personality trait of the person. You also have to provide evidence to support your points and explanation.
An academic essay is kind of written in prose composition briefly, analyzes, interprets and evaluates a topic. In other words, academic essay is trying to solve a problem by argument.