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Transcript of Character Types
in a story is the
character who faces the conflict.
in a work, on whom the author focuses
most of the narrative attention.
Many times, but not all the time, the protagonist is the "good guy" or the "hero" of the story.
in a story is
the character who struggles against the protagonist
Many times, but not all the time, the antagonist is the "bad guy" or the "villain" of the story.
Characters that we know very little about are called
built around a single idea or quality
unchanging over the course of the narrative.
These are your
Dory is a good example of a
Her character is built around her short term memory loss.
A character that we know a great deal about is called a
Complex in temperament and motivation
; capable of
during the course of the narrative.
The protagonist is typically a round character.
stay the same
throughout the story.
He or she is not affected by the events of the story. There are
no changes to his or her personality.
Lord Farquaad is a
He is evil from the beginning to the end.
changes during the story.
Something happens in the story to cause the character to change his or her behavior or way of thinking.
Shrek is the perfect dynamic character.
Think how he changes from a mean, old grump to a kind-hearted soul as he falls in love with the princess.
Marlin is an example of a
We know his background and that he is overprotective of his son.
We learn a lot about his personality as he searches desperately for Nemo. His attitude changes over the course of the story.
In "Toy Story 2," Woody is the protagonist.
The Prospector, or "Stinky Pete", is an
. He makes things more complicated for Woody.
Choose 1 DVD and identify one example of each the six types of characters.
Can you think of another antagonist in this movie?