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Character Types

Students will be able to identify terms often used in talking about characters in a story, novel, or play.

major charactersThe most important characters in the story.
minor charactersCharacters who play small, incidental roles.
protagonistThe character who has the most important conflict of the story to resolve.
antagonistThe character who blocks the main character or is involved in the main character's central conflict.
heroAn especially noble or admirable male main character
heroineAn especially noble or admirable female main character.
villainAn evil character who tries to prevent a hero from reaching a goal.
round characterA character who seems real because he or she has many different, fully developed character traits.
flat characterAn easily described, one-dimensional character.
dynamic characterA character who grows, matures, or experiences considerable change in the course of the story.
static characterA character who is still the same at the end of the story.
foilA character who contrasts sharply with another character.
stereotypeA character who represents a fixed idea or bias about a group of people.

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