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    one way in which authors of short stories develop their main characters. Round characters are well-developed, dynamic and experience change over the course of a story. Authors develop round characters with extensive description. Two short stories with well-developed round characters are “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. The authors in these two stories help the audience get to know the main characters by using similar techniques of first person narration, identifying

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    The Outsiders Character

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    A dynamic character undergoes a momentous inner change, as seen through their persona or individuality. Susan Eloise Hinton was just a young adult when she wrote the Outsiders novel; an incredibly striking, gritty and realistic portrayal of teenage life. The Outsiders is just one of the numerous extent of novels written by S.E. Hinton. This novel takes place in the 1960’s that depicts the truth faced by two opposing groups, the Socials, also known as the Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy Curtis designates

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    Spongebab Characters

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    SpongeBob, there are normal character paradigms that show up in stories crosswise over time and societies. Prime examples are portrayed or arranged by the part they fill or their need in a story. The traditional models of a decent story incorporate the hero and rival, the guide, the sidekick, and the affection interest. How about we investigate these five prime examples and how movement studios breath new life into them. The Hero This hero is the principle character in a story, show or motion

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    Montag Character

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    The quote " Character is what you are in the dark" by Dwight Lyman Moody means that we show who we truly are when we face dramatic events. Sometimes, there are events that makes us discover a little bit more about ourselves, perhaps our full potential, our stands on certain topics, etc. The majority of people have certain characteristics that they don't show to everyone, things that they prefer to keep secret. I think this quote is very accurate because we often have to face difficulties to demonstrate

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    Why is it that in literature the main character always seems different when compared to all of the other characters? In many pieces of literature the protagonist has a certain character trait that sets them apart from the rest of their world. When the author does this, the story seems more interesting and the reader will keep reading to learn about how the main character will overcome their struggles. In the short stories, “Disguises” by Jean Fong Kwok, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, and “The

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    Augusta Scattergood, Glory, the main character writes a letter to the Town Council and is standing up for what she believes in. Glory is similar to Joe, a character from a story named Freedom Summer, by Deborah Wiles, because he walks into the general store with his African American friend because Joe is anti-segregation. After reading all of these texts I think a child has the ability to change the world in many unique ways. Gloriana June Hemphill, the main character in the book Glory Be, by Augusta

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    conflict in your life but felt you were changing as you solved this conflict? Theodore Taylor wrote the novel The Cay in which the main character Phillip develops positive character traits through the conflicts he faces. Phillip is a boy who is in the midst of World War II and becomes deserted on a lonely cay with a resourceful black man. In The Cay, Phillip’s character reveals that through many conflicts he develops maturity, bravery, and independence. Phillip demonstrated maturity after learning

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    the eyes of the reader to a different type of society. One of these topics he portrays throughout the whole story is a minor character doesn’t need to play a large role in the novel to have a major impact on the outcome. A character doesn’t need to play a major part in something to cause an immense difference in the outcome of the story, the mental presence of a character can at times play a more important part than their physical presence, and words spoken can have more of an impact on people after

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    Part A: We can say that there are four main conditions for a character to be a tragic one with reference to Aristotle’s Poetics. First character must be an extraordinary person or have extraordinary abilities. Secondly, character must be a good one who will make an error and have an eclipse after. Third, character must suffer from this error. Lastly, character must be consistent on his/her behaviour, audience must be able to believe in his/her goal. Because of the facts that I’m about to explain

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    has principals. Principals that transcend money or drugs or anything like that.” Anton Chigurh is viewed as the “bad” character. He is the character who does most of the despicable actions. However, as seen in the quote above and as explained by the rest of the book, Chigurh is quite the honest human being. Yes, he kills people which is bad but morally, he is the only character that holds to his morals and principals throughout the entire book. While reading this book, the reader begins to sympathize

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    in a number of characters in a number of novels. One of these novels, is called the Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton. In this novel, there is a boy named Johnny, who is in a gang called the greasers. He is like the pet of the gang, and without him, their is no balance between the gang mates. From the beginning of the novel to the end, Johnny’s personality changes a lot. At first, he was tense and scared, but later on, he became more open to Ponyboy (one of the other main characters) and brave.

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    it mean to have characters that change throughout the book, and have to adjust to certain circumstances, or characters that stay consistent throughout the entire book? Flat characters are two dimensional and stay the same throughout the novel, in contrast to that round characters are more complex and surprise the readers by their change in behavior and other aspects. Round and flat characters are used by Mary Shelley in this novel Frankenstein, to show a diverse range of characters. In this novel

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    Society The main character of The Empties is a dynamic character, growing in response to the society around the character. The setting of a post-electricity world allows a new perspective for the reader in addition to how the characters of the new world think, how they rationalize their actions. This is shown directly in how the characters act and react to situations depending on what happens. The side character Dorrie, a woman who set up a café for entertainers, impacts the main character in multiple

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    First Stone Characters

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    character's. Protagonist, the main characters stand by character. Although we already know that every book contains minor characters, But do your know they are their for a reason. Minor characters who have been involved with the main character's make their thoughts and opinions on them. How the minor character's act, how they reflect the protagonist's personality and how they change them in a way as well as perceive. Minor character's do that. Minor characters symbolize a lot in the story. As they

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    Liesel Character Changes

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    Exploring the change that Liesel undergoes as a dynamic character Change is an important part of life. Change could mean a lot of things. It could mean how the character changes their personality or attitude or it could mean how the character learns from their mistakes. In the novel, the book thief, the change that Liesel undergoes as a dynamic character is fascinating. After moving into a different town, she makes a lot of new relationships, also she shows her determination and passion towards

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    Some readers might view that minor characters as irrelevant in the story or have a minimal part that will affect the story and the main character. The whole plot is focused on the main character only. However they do play a big part towards the main character in the story. Main characters do not only develop independently and throughout events and conflicts of a plot of a story. Authors use the literary techniques of minor characters to help develop the main character’s actions and how they are

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    Character is a person who is responsible for the thoughts and action within a story, drama or other literature. In literary, character is presumably an imagined person who inhabits a story although that simple definition may admit to a few exceptions (Kennedy and Gioia, 2003: 91). Madden (2002:93) divides the character as follows: Protagonist is the main character in story, antagonist is the character or characters who seem to be a major force in opposition to the protagonist, flat or stock characters

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    novel which does not have a clear protagonist or antagonist, since each one of this character has some sort of scar that tells a story about them. In every book, movie or novel, there is always a character that you are most attracted to or find a similitude within. I believe that in this graphic novel the important character is Rorschach, also known as Walter J. Kovacs. He is very different from the other characters by the way he perceives the world, the choices he makes, and how he affects the story

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    C. Comparison The film has a notable distinction in its characters. The Godfather has the honor of having a more refined set of characters in regards of execution and the distribution of traits, in comparison. Scarface has characters that are spread thin, with the few having the most concentration of traits. Tony, Manny, Gina, Elvira and Sosa are the only notable characters that have concentrated traits. Michael and Tony’s personalities are polar opposites. Michael is a law-abiding citizen, aspiring

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    Crash Character Analysis

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    If Thomas the turtle could pick a least favorite character in this book, he would definitely choose Mike Deluca. In the novel Crash, by Jerry Spinelli, Mike is seen as the jerky sidekick of the book’s main character, Crash Coogan. Crash and Mike used to be best friends, but Crash soon saw that being a horrible person is not the best thing you can be. Mike, however, stayed his same old, cruel self. In fact, Mike is such a vile human that some of his actions may have persuaded Crash to change his own

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