Static - Unchanging; remain the same
Dynamic - Change and grow
Flat - one-dimensional; have only one quality
Round - multi-dimensional; have many qualities
External Conflict - a struggle against an outside force, such as an enemy, nature, or the pressures of society
Internal Conflict - a struggle posed by a characters' own beliefs, thoughts, or feelings.
Protagonist & Antagonist - Usually a single main character (protagonist) who opposes the one who either creates or adds conflict (antagonist)
Complex Characters - Characters that have strengths and weaknesses and experience mixed emotions. They have multiple motivations and a variety of feelings.
A writer simply tells the audience about the characters
The narrator, or chorus tell the audience what a character is like.
It may appear in stage directions.
The character's own words.
Other characters' reactions to the character
Descriptions of a character's physical appearance.
The character's actions and behaviors.
What change or growth do characters undergo as a result of their change.
How do the characters respond to the conflict?
What are their reasons for responding as they do?
What insights about human life do these ideas convey?
What central ideas are emphasized throughout the drama through words and actions of the characters?