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Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird

Understanding dimensional characters

Marissa Still

on 14 May 2013

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Transcript of Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird

Two dimensional
characters Three dimensional characters A character that does not undergo change or growth.
Supports the main character, but this character is not relateable.
They are in the story, but you do not know them as people. The three-dimensional character is first of all believable. They appear as credible people who you might know. Like humans, they have flaws and failings. They are individuals and also seek to relate to others. They may have a unique past, but their characteristics are strong. You KNOW this character, regardless of how often they appear or their dialogue in the story. They advance the NOVEL! Examples:

Mr. Avery
Mrs. Dubose
Ms. Stephanie Crawford
Bob Ewell
Uncle Jack Examples

Boo Radley
Tom Robinson
Scout Finch
Jem Finch
Atticus Finch
Dill Harris
Aunt Alexandra
Ms. Maudie Consider a book you have read and identify one 2-d character, and one 3-d character. The Hunger Games Pita: 3-D

He advances the plot.
He has flaws (anger)
One can relate to his struggles and feel empathy. Primrose: 2-D

She has minimal interaction with others.
She is not flawed or relateable.
She does not advance the novel in any way. How to distinguish character importance! Peeta
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