Types of Characters in Fiction

Using characters from Pride and Prejudice

by Emily Schackart, Steph Leger, Merrill Neiman

Different Types of Characters:

Protagonist:

the lead character in a story.


Antagonist:

a character in opposition to the protagonist.


Stock:

a character that is instantly recognizable to the reader. A stereotype.


Dynamic:

a character which changes during the course of a story.


Round:

a well-developed character who demonstrates varied and contradictory traits.


Static:

a character who remains the same throughout a story and does not change.


Flat:

a character with one or two personality traits.


Dynamic Character:

a character which changes during the course of a story.

Important Characters In Pride and Prejudice:

Mr. Bennet:

mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, caprice, excitable


Mrs. Bennet:

mean understanding, little information, uncertain tempter


Charles Bingley:

easygoing, friendly, agreeable


Mrs. Bingley:

portrayed to be foolish


Miss Bingley:

snobby,desperate, self centered


Elizabeth Bennet:

quick witted, lively, bold, smart, kind


Lydia Bennet:

foolish, flirtatious, immature, self involved


Jane Bennet:

easygoing,


Mary Bennet:

solemn, awkward, antisocial, profound


Catherine Bennet:

insolent, dictatorial,


Mr. Darcey:

proud, cocky, arrogant, demanding, haughty


Wickham:

creepy, odd, appears to be good, deceptive personality, deceiving

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Characters Types in Pride and Prejudice:

Protagonist:

Elizabeth Bennet


Antagonists:

Miss Bingley, Wickham, Lady Catherine


Stock:

Jane Bennet


Dynamic:

Darcy


Round:

Mr. Bingley


Static:

Mrs. Bennet, Charlotte, Mr. Collins, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Ann de Bourgh, and Bingley's sisters


Flat:


Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Charles Bingley, Mrs. Bingley, Miss Bingley, Lydia Bennet, Jane Bennet, Mary Bennet, Catherine Bennet, and Wickham