Round character

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A round character is one that is capable of change and evolution throughout a story.

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Definition

A round character is a term coined by E.M. Forster and is the direct opposite of a flat character. A round character is extremely realistic, behaving and speaking in a "real life" manner. The character is complex and increases in complexity throughout the story. A round character is capable of contradiction and change with evidence of emotional and psychological development.

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References

Forster, E.M. Aspects of the Novel.

Prince, Gerald. Dictionary of Narratology.

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