Characterization in Drama

By: Cylee Brown and Kirsten Thorne

What is Characterization in drama?

Static characters, Dynamic characters, Protagonist, Antagonist, and Archetype are all examples of Characterization in drama.

In the movie " A Christmas Carol", What kind of character is the Scrooge? Or in the movie, " The Polar Express" , What kind of characters are the elves?

Examples of Characterizations in Drama

  • Static characters- The personality of that character when he is introduced is the same personality when the story comes to an end.
  • Dynamic characters- A literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude.
  • Protagonist- The leading character or one of the major characters in a drama , novel, movie, or other fictional text.
  • Antagonist- A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something.
  • Archetype- A very typical example of a certain person or thing.

We hope our presentation was very helpful to you and your peers. Thank you so much for participating!

- Cylee Brown & Kirsten Thorne