DO NOW When you hear the terms “round character” vs. “flat character,” what do you think of?
LET’S REVIEW Flat vs. Round Dynamic vs. Static
FLAT CHARACTER A character who has not been fully developed; a character we know little about A two-dimensional character; no depth like piece of cardboard A simple character; a character who is too obviously all good or all bad
ROUND CHARACTERS A character who has been fully developed by the author; a character we know a lot about A three-dimensional character; a realistic character A complex character, a character with strengths and weaknesses. ROUND CHARACTERS ARE JUST LIKE PEOPLE!
WHAT CHARACTERS ARE ROUND? WHICH CHARACTERS ARE FLAT?
DYNAMIC VS. STATIC DynamicStatic Change or grow as a result of the story’s actions Learn something about themselves, other people, or the world as they struggle to resolve their conflicts. The changes that a dynamic character undergoes contributes to the meaning of the story. Do not change or grow Are the same at the end of the story as they are in the beginning. Subordinate characters are often static characters.
OPEN YOUR GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOLDERS Based on the characters we KNOW, identify if they are ROUND/FLAT or DYNAMIC/STATIC Also, write down characteristics for each character… PAGE NUMBER! Relationship to Pip/Main Actions