THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY
TYPES OF CHARACTERS
Round - the characters you know in the story, a major well-developed character
Flat - a minor character, one with a simple personality, no depth
Static - a character that does not change or grow
Dynamic - a character that normally faces a conflict in the story and changes
Look at the TV shows, movies and books above.
Name a ROUND character.
Name a FLAT character.
Name a DYNAMIC character.
Name a STATIC character.
A FEW MORE ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER
Protagonist - the main character that faces a conflict
Antagonist - the person, group, or force the character is working against, the opposing force
Motivation - why a character thinks, feels or behaves a certain way
Look at the movies and books above.
Name the PROTAGONIST in at least two.
Name the ANTAGONIST in at least two.
Name the MOTIVATION for the characters in Toy Story, Pirates, and The Wizard of Oz.
Direct characterization: tells the audience DIRECTLY what the personality is
Indirect characterization: shows things that reveal the personality of the character
Choose one character from above and give me one example of DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION.
Choose one character from above and give me one example of INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION.