Flat character

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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
Coined by E.M. Forster, a flat character is a term referring to a character that boasts no mental or emotional development.  Much like a [[stock character]], a flat character exhibits strong defining characteristics, speech habits, and the like, but still falls short of the complexity of a [[round character]].
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Coined by E.M. Forster, a flat character is a term referring to a character who boasts no mental or emotional development.  Much like a [[stock character]], a flat character exhibits strong defining characteristics, speech habits, and the like, but still falls short of the complexity of a [[round character]].
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==

Revision as of 10:19, 11 June 2008

A flat character is one that lacks a complex and realistic personality.

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Definition

Coined by E.M. Forster, a flat character is a term referring to a character who boasts no mental or emotional development. Much like a stock character, a flat character exhibits strong defining characteristics, speech habits, and the like, but still falls short of the complexity of a round character.

Examples

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Critical Debates

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Related Terms

stock character, round character

References

Forster, E.M. Aspects of the Novel.

Prince, Gerald. Dictionary of Narratology.

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