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LearnLit: Lesson 2

Characterization & Conflict

FOIL CHARACTER A character whose personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work.
ANTAGONIST A character or force in conflict with a main character, or protagonist.
PROTAGONIST The main character in a literary work.
STATIC CHARACTER A character that does not change throughout the course of the plot. Remains the SAME.
DYNAMIC CHARACTER A character that changes throughout the story, and is different by the end. He or she may learn a lesson or have a change of heart after dealing with events that unfold in the plot.
ROUND CHARACTER A complex literary character with fully developed and dynamic traits.
FLAT CHARACTER A character not fully developed who seems to represent a “type” more than a real personality (see also stock character).
INTERNAL CONFLICT Struggles within a character's mind.
EXTERNAL CONFLICT Struggles between a character & nature, society, technology, or another character.
Created by: saguirre



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