Characters in Popular Culture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVlyIvLg3Q A quirky little art film. Watch what happens… http://vimeo.com/6466874
These are terms that apply to characterization, which is defined as: the methods by which a writer creates people in a story so that they seem actually to exist. These methods bring characters to life and thus give the story depth and texture
a one-dimensional character embodies one or two qualities, ideas, or traits that can be easily described in a brief summary a more fully-developed character this character is complex, has more depth, and can be difficult to summarize
a character who does not change during the course of the story a character who undergoes some kind of change because of the action of the plot
when the author directly states a character's traits when an author tells us what a character looks like, does, and says and how other characters react to him or her. It is up to the reader to draw conclusions about the character based on this indirect information
a character who acts by contrasting another character, revealing that character’s distinct qualities Foils are not always polar opposites Protagonist/antagonist Good guy/bad guy “Foil” is used in this light as a noun, not as a verb A character does not “foil” another one, unless he or she “thwarts, hinders, or prevents” the second character in some way
Jack-A Character Study http://vimeo.com/14728775 Using your descriptive character word list, develop a list of ten character traits. Write the word-then one or two sentences explaining why you chose that trait. Ex: Disorganized-in the scene where he was searching for his cell phone-he had to look in many places in two separate rooms.