The way in which a character is built or described
Direct Characterization--The author describes the character using direct
Ex. She was a patient child.
Indirect Characterization--The character’s traits are suggested through
the character’s actions, thoughts, and words.
Ex. She tapped her foot loudly, thinking, “He should hurry up!”
Protagonist--The main character- not always the good guy!
Antagonist--The character working against the protagonist – not
always a bad guy!
Static Character--A character who does not change, grow, or learn any
Dynamic Character--A character that changes, learns a lesson, or grows
as a person
Flat Character--A character that we don’t know a lot about
Round Character--A character that is well- developed. We know a lot
about this character