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  1. Character Where do you find it? Literature and film What does it mean? individual who participates in the action of a literary work Main Character – the most important Minor Character - support the plot Spanish cognate: personaje Give us a sentence! The character’s choices seem dangerous. Any similar words? persona, participant

  2. Dynamic Character Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: undergoes important changes as a plot unfolds Spanish cognate: personaje dina’mico Give us a sentence!: The hero is a dynamic character because he gives up after his father dies.

  3. Static Character Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: remains the same throughout a story Spanish cognate: personaje esta’tico Give us a sentence!: The static character seemed unaffected by the hero’s death.

  4. Round Character Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: complex and highly developed and has a variety of traits and different sides to his or her personality Spanish cognate: personaje redondo Give us a sentence!: Mercutio is a round character in Romeo and Juliet.

  5. Flat Character Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: one-sided character: he or she usually has one outstanding trait, characteristic, or role Spanish cognate: personaje plano Give us a sentence!: Rosalyn is a flat character from Romeo and Juliet.

  6. Traits Where do you find it: Everywhere What does it mean?: qualities displayed by characters Spanish cognate: characteristicos Give us a sentence!: One of Romeo’s traits is his impulsiveness.

  7. Motivation Where do you find it: Everywhere What does it mean?: reason for a character’s behaviors Spanish cognate: motivacio’n Give us a sentence!: Juliet’s motivation is her love for Romeo.

  8. Foil Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: provides a striking contrast to another character Spanish cognate: personaje oppositivo Give us a sentence!: Tybalt is a foil designed to emphasize Romeo’s motivations.

  9. Author’s Perspective Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: combination of ideas, values, feelings, and beliefs that influences the way the writer looks at a topic Spanish cognate: autores perspectiva Give us a sentence!: Shakespeare’s perspective on the power of love is revealed in Romeo and Juliet.

  10. Characterization Where do you find it: Literature and film What does it mean?: The way a writer creates and develops characters’ personalities via 1.direct comments, 2.physical appearance, 3. character’s own thoughts, and 4. the thoughts, speech, and actions of other characters Spanish cognate: caracterizacio’n Give us a sentence!: When Shakespeare calls Tybalt the “prince of cats,” this characterization foreshadows how he will treat his enemies.