methods a writer uses to develop characters
a character who is not very well developed; has few identifiable characteristics
a character who is well developed by the author and who many characteristics
a distorted, exaggerated, or oversimplified image applied to a category of people
a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
one whose character changes in the course of the play or story
the principal character in a work of fiction
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another
the person who is telling the story
a narrator whose account of events appears to be faulty, misleadingly biased, or otherwise distorted
thoughts of a single person directed outward.
the conversation between two or more characters in a story or drama
a speech given by a character alone on stage
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
stream of consciousness
A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.
a technique by which a writer addresses an inanimate object, an idea, or a person who is either dead or absent.
Discussions directed to the reader and constituting a substantial break in the narrative illusion of reality
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
When inanimate objects are given human characteristics
Applying animal characteristics to humans or gods
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall