Rabu, 04 Agustus 2010

flat and round character

from the
Encyclopædia Britannica

characters as described by the course of their development in a work of literature. Flat characters are two-dimensional in that they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work. By contrast, roundcharacters are complex and undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the reader.

Becky Sharp and Sir Pitt Crawley, illustration by William Makepeace Thackeray for his novel … [Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images]The two types are described by E.M. Forster in his book Aspects of the Novel (1927). The example he gives of a flat character is Charles Dickens’s Mrs. Micawber, of a round character William Thackeray’s Becky Sharp.


Tidak ada komentar: