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Lit for Elem School

Definition:

Characterization - Process by which the writer reveals the personality of the character.  

Terms for developing characters:

Terms for developing characters include:

  • Protagonist: Central character that is the focus of the plot; experiences the conflict in the story; does not have to be "good"
  • Antagonist: Character in conflict with the protagonist; could be a villain or have traits that are a complete contrast to protagonist; doesn't have to be a person

Examples:

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