Dynamic Character

Entertainment / Literature / Dynamic Character: Also called a round character, a dynamic character is one whose personality changes or evolves over the course of a narrative or appears to have the capacity for such change. The round character contrasts with the flat character, a character who serves a specific or minor literary function in a text, and who may be a stock character or simplified stereotype. Typically, a short story has one round character and several flat ones. However, in longer novels and plays, there may be many round characters. The terms flat and round were first coined by the novelist E. M. Forster in his study, Aspects of the Novel. See flat character, character, characterization, round character, and stock character.

Other Words for Character

Character Noun Synonyms: brand, stamp, mark, symbol, monogram, insigne, badge, emblem, sign, seal, label, letter, number, figure, type, sort, arbitrary, peculiar, rune, hieroglyphic or hieroglyph
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Other Words for Dynamic

Dynamic Adjective Synonyms: dynamical, vigorous, active, forceful, energetic, potent, powerful, high-powered, lively, spry, vital, electric, spirited, zealous, eager, emphatic
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Static Character

Entertainment / Literature / Static Character: A static character is a simplified character who does not change or alter his or her personality over the course of a narrative. Such static characters are also called flat characters if they have lit MORE

Round Character

Entertainment / Literature / Round Character: A round character is depicted with such psychological depth and detail that he or she seems like a 'real' person. The round character contrasts with the flat character, a character who serves a specif MORE

Point Of View Character

Entertainment / Literature / Point Of View Character: The central figure in a limited point of view narration, the character through whom the reader experiences the author's representation of the world. See point of view, above. MORE

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