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Elements of Fiction. Setting Character Plot Point of View Theme Symbolism Other. Character. The people (or animals, things, etc. presented as people) appearing in a literary work. Types of Characters: Round Character:convincing, true to life.

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Elements of fiction

Elements of Fiction

  • Setting

  • Character

  • Plot

  • Point of View

  • Theme

  • Symbolism

  • Other


Character

Character

The people (or animals, things, etc. presented

as people) appearing in a literary work.

  • Types of Characters:

  • Round Character:convincing, true to life.

  • Dynamic Character:undergoes some type of change in story.

  • Flat Character:stereotyped, shallow, often symbolic.

  • Static Character:does not change in the course of the story.


Elements of fiction

CHARACTER TYPES:

Most stories have both main and minor characters. The main character, or protagonist, is the most important character.

The action of the plot revolves around him or her. Often the antagonist, the person or thing working against the protagonist, is also a main character.


Methods of characterization

Methods of Characterization

  • Direct: “he was an old man..” (TheOld Man and the Sea)

  • Character’s Own Words and Actions

  • Reaction of other Characters

  • Physical Appearance and Character’s Own thoughts


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