How to Look at a Narrative using Literary Terms: Characters
This is a handout to use to help students understand the basics of analyzing character. It includes explanations of the following terms related to character: antagonist, antihero, authorial intent, caricature, character trait, complex character, dialogue, direct characterization, dynamic character, flat character, foil, functionary character, hero, indirect characterization, main character, motivation, primary character, protagonist, representative character, role, round character, secondary character, simple character, static character, and stereotype.
This handout is keyed to the Virginia Standards of Learning as well as the Common Core Standards.
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