Flat Character: relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the story

Round character: complex and undergo development they often surprise the reader

Dory is the flat character because throughout the movie, her personality does not change, she displays the same traits the whole time

Marlin is a round character because he changes throughout the story. *This usually happens to characters when something big happens to them

Static character: one whose personality doesn't change throughout the events in the story's plot

Scar is another excellent example of a static character. Scar is a sly and clever brother of the Lion King. He plots to kill Simba and his father. As the film goes on, we notice that Scar does not go through any changes, keeping his personality traits until the end. By the end of the story, he does not survive and dies due to his wicked deeds.

Dynamic character: is someone who undergoes an important, internal change because of the action in the plot

He starts off very evil and everyone expects him to be the main villain, but at the end that all changes. He has good in him, and Luke is the one that finds that in him.

Protagonist: is the leading character of a story and is usually struggling with an inner conflict they are trying to overcome

Harry Potter

Antagonist: antagonist is the character who works towards the protagonist often the “bad guy” but this is not always the case

Lord Voldemort

*It is important to note that the antagonist does not have to be a character. For example, the protagonist could be fighting against elements in nature.

Explore your favourite character:

  1. What kind of character are they?
  2. What are some of their character traits? (Use adjectives to describe them)
  3. How did their behaviour affect other characters?

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