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Copy of Character
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Dynamic vs Static
Character that change over time, usually because of the main conflict.
ex. The scrooge is a dynamic character. At the beginning he was greedy and bitter, but at the end he became generous and nice.
Character doesn't change throughout the story. Has the same personality and characteristics at the beginning and end.
Round vs Flat
Character that has a complex personality. These characters contain many traits that could be good or bad. The audience usually know a lot about them.
Character that aren't given much detail by the author. They are often minor characters, and the audience don't know much about them.
Principles of Characterization
1. Consistence In behavior (to behave a certain way unless the situation given is different).
2. Motivated in whatever they do (unless there is a specific reason for this to occur).
3. Plausible or lifelike (They must feel like the authors own experience or as if they could be seen in real life)
Protagonist vs Antagonist
The main character of the story and is usually known as the " good guy". It is the character the audience identifies and emphasize with.
The character or a group of character working against the protagonist and often creates conflict. The Antagonist doesn't have to be a person, it can also be the environment or society.
Other Important Types of Characters
a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character.
A symbolic character is a character who represents some major idea or aspect of society.
A stereo typed character that often occurs in fiction, containing a nature that is always immediately known.
Characters may have more than one of these character types at the same time. A dynamic character may also be the antagonist, and a protagonist can also be, say, a flat and stock character
While characters are often round and dynamic, that does not mean these two terms mean the same thing. One of them is referring to the complexity,and the other is the character's development over time.
Presentation of Character
The author make direct statement about what the character is like.
The author shows the audience what the character is like by their thoughts and actions.
Read the short story pg 109
Tears, Idle Tears by Elizabeth Bowen
What type of presentation did the author give Mrs.Dickinson?
Is Fredrick a static or dynamic character?
What did the girl give Frederick?
What are the three principles of characterization?
Give an example of a stock character?
Define the method of direct presentation for a character?
In what ways are Frederick's mother and the red hair girl character foils?
What do you think of Mrs. Dickinson?
Does Mrs. Dickinson love Fredrick? How is she a good or bad mother?
Why does Fredrick cry and how does his mother react?