Round & Flat Characters: Definition & Examples

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This type of character has likes, dislikes, and personality quirks.

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1. This type of character can be fully described in a single sentence because he has no depth.

2. This novelist is credited with coming up with the terms round and flat to describe characters.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Characters in stories are often described as either round or flat, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the difference between the two. You will need to identify examples of round and flat characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following:

  • A flat character in the Harry Potter series
  • Who developed the terms 'round' and 'flat' regarding characterization
  • What characterizes a round or flat character
  • What round characters do

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characterization
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as round vs. flat characters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characterization in famous books

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Round & Flat Characters: Definition & Examples, takes a closer look at this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know types of characters and their uses
  • Compare round characters to onions
  • Examine characters from books and TV to find examples of round and flat characters
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