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character

imaginary person who acts, appears or is referred to in a literary work

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major/main characters

those that receive most attention

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minor characters

those that receive less attention than major characters

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flat characters

relatively simple, predictable characters that have few dominant traits

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round character

complex, multisided characters that act in an unpredictable way

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static characters

characters that do not change

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dynamic characters

characters that change

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stock characters

represent familiar types that recur frequently in literary works

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hero/heroine

character in a work, especially the leading male/female who is greater than life itself, sometimes even godlike

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antagonist

character or nonhuman force that opposes or is in conflict with the protagonist

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protagonist

main character in a work

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archetypes

a character, ritual, symbol or plot pattern that recurs in the myths and literature of many cultures

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scapegoat

trickster figure

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characterisation

presentation of characters