Static and dynamic charactersPresentation Transcript
Static Characters• A static character is one that does not undergo important change in the course of the story, remaining essentially the same at the end as he or she was at the beginning.
Primrose Everdeen Prim is a static character in The Hunger Games. Shedoes not undergo any dramatic characterchanges in the course of the novel.
Dynamic Characters• A dynamic character, in contrast, is one that does undergo an important change in the course of the story. • The change is usually a result of a conflict.• More specifically, the changes that we are referring to as being "undergone" here are not simple changes in circumstances (like dying their hair a new color or having a birthday), but changes in some sense within the character in question -- – Changes in insight – Changes in understanding – Changes in commitment – Changes in values.
Haymitch Abernathy Haymitch is a dynamic character in The Hunger Games. At the beginning ofthe novel he is a drunk who has given up on helping thetributes from District 12. But, as the story progresses, he realizes Peeta and Katniss might have a chance, so he sobers up and agrees to train them and help them find sponsors.
Other things you need to know…• Dynamic characters tend to be more fully developed and described than static characters.• Dynamic characters are usually central to the story• Dynamic characters are also called ROUND characters• Static characters are also called FLAT characters