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1 Character Types Round Character: A character with multiple personality traits who experiences changes during the course of the plot. Round Character: A character with multiple personality traits who experiences changes during the course of the plot. Han Solo goes from being concerned only for himself, to caring about others, he displays the traits of greediness, confidence, and heroicness.

2 Character Types Flat Character: A character that is not well developed, usually with one personality trait featured. This character has a major role in the plot. Flat Character: A character that is not well developed, usually with one personality trait featured. This character has a major role in the plot. Homer displays the trait of a selfish person, and he doesnt change from episode to episode. He remains flat though because he is a main character.

3 Character Types Static Character: One who does not change in the course of the story and who exhibits one personality trait. Static Character: One who does not change in the course of the story and who exhibits one personality trait. /cover-magazine-tvguide-ralph.htm While a fun character, Ralph plays a small role in the series and displays the trait of being childlike.

4 Character Types Stereotype Character: Character who possesses expected traits of a group rather than one trait, as a static character would. Also known as a Stock Character. Stereotype Character: Character who possesses expected traits of a group rather than one trait, as a static character would. Also known as a Stock Character. A butler is a stock character in literature, we have a set expectation for the character. The butler serves the rich.

5 Character Types Foil: A character whose traits contrast with and point up the traits of a central character. Foil: A character whose traits contrast with and point up the traits of a central character. WBIZ/books/12/11/review.mytho logy/story.batman.jpg 2005/Superheros/Large/kneeling%2 0joker.jpg The Joker foils Batman. He is so evil, that he makes Batman look good. Usually a foil is the bad guy but can also be another character which contrasts the main character.

6 Character Types Archetype: A character that has symbolic meaning because the characters traits are easily recognizable and common to the human experience. Archetype: A character that has symbolic meaning because the characters traits are easily recognizable and common to the human experience. The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz is symbolic of leaders who struggle in their role in times of trouble.


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