Types of Characters

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the character around whom the story revolves


anything or anyone who opposes the protagonist


a character about whom we know very little


a character about whom we know a great deal


a character who has the opportunity to change but does not


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


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


a character who is central to the story's plot


a character who is secondary to the story's plot


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


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


a minor character who plays a stereotypical role


a major character who represents a universal type

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