English 9 Fiction Terms

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Antagonist
a character who opposes the main character
Protagonist
the main character of a narrative
Character
the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
Round Character
characters with complex qualities and undergoes deveopment
Static Character
two-dimensional in that they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work
Stereotyped Character
characters that become types rather than characters
Dynamic Character
undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot
Flat Character
embodies one or two qualities, ideas, or traits that can be readily described in a brief summary
Foil
a character whose behaviour and values contrast with those of another character in order to highlight the destinctive temperament of that character
Direct Presentation
authors present straight out, by exposition or analysis, what a character is like, or has someone else in the story tell what he/she is like
Indirect Presentation
the author shows us the character in action and readers infer what he is like from what he/she thinks, says, or does
Dialogue
the verbal exchanges between characters