Learn about how authors create, develop, and develop their characters. Terms include: protagonist, antagonist, flat, round, static, dynamic, direct and indirect characterization. Learn also how the ability to understand fictional characters can help you understand your own role in your world, as well as that of other people. Examples are drawn from Iron Man, Batman, Harry Potter, Holes, Star Wars, A Christmas Carol, and The Lion King.

Characterization is one of the most important elements of fiction, because a story can have all the dramatic events in the world, the most interesting setting, but no one will pay attention if they don’t care about the character to whom those events are happening.

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