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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