Types of Characters

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protagonist

the character around whom the story revolves

antagonist

anything or anyone who opposes the protagonist

flat

a character about whom we know very little

round

a character about whom we know a great deal

static

a character who has the opportunity to change but does not

dynamic

a character who changes when faced with the opportunity to do so

foil

a character who highlights the main character usually by way of contrast

major

a character who is central to the story's plot

minor

a character who is secondary to the story's plot

antihero

a modern character who must overcome the mundane situations in his life

picaro

a rogue character who lives by his wit rather than by his skills

stock

a minor character who plays a stereotypical role

archetype

a major character who represents a universal type

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