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Character types

  1. 1. Character Types Samantha Ratcliff
  2. 2. The Villain -Struggles against the hero. -May not be a person -Nearly, always unattractive
  3. 3. The Hero/ Prince • Nearly, always a male • Reacts to the donor • Marries the princess • Usually good looking/ muscles
  4. 4. The Princess or the Prize • Gives the task to the hero, • Usually creates some obstacle e.g. needs saving • identifies the false hero, often fought for during the narrative
  5. 5. False hero • Takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess • Usually is or turns evil
  6. 6. The helper (magical) • Helps the hero in his quest • Usually a comedy role • Usually has own triumph e.g. Comes over a fear
  7. 7. The Donor/ The Dispatcher • Prepares the hero or gives the hero some magical object • Usually has high status • Usually older
  8. 8. The Father of the Princess • Prop suggested it was hard to distinguish the princess and father character • Kind • Depending on situation either over powering or the opposite
  9. 9. Binary oppositions- Claude Levi Strauss • Oppositional characters- Good/ evil • On a simple note based on opposition or conflict. • However the binary oppositions could represent ideologies which are ideas that we have in society
  10. 10. Binary oppositions• Female/ Male• Humanity/ technology• Nature/Industrialisation• Dirt/cleanliness• East/west• Bad/good• Beauty/ugly• Emotional/rational• War/peace

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