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Flashcards in Character Terms Deck (11)
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1

Round Character

-complex, multi-faceted, not predictable

2

Flat Character

-recognizable type and lacks complexity

3

Confidant

-protagonist's intimate

4

Foil

-character's illuminator through contrast
-example: Laertes is the foil for Hamlet
-effect is to show certain aspects of Hamlet's character through Laertes' actions

5

Protagonist

-character around which all the action is centered

6

Antagonist

-person or force working against the protagonist

7

Omniscience

-teller knows all about everyone

8

Limited Omniscience

-teller knows all about one character

9

Dramatic Perspective

-teller presents just the facts

10

Doppelganger

-mysterious double

11

Antihero

-an ordinary character groping through life