Literature

posted by Akitsuke

Can someone help me on this? its really urgent.
what is Foil Character and Background Character? please don't give me the stage meaning just fiction. thanks. its really urgent.

  1. SraJMcGin

    Here's a GOOGLE Search with several sites to explain.

    Sra

  2. GuruBlue

    Check the first two paragraphs at this site for foil character:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foil_(literature)

    A background character is one who is not evolving, a static character. Check this site... look at Character.
    http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/literature/bedlit/glossary_a.htm

  3. Ms. Sue

    This site describes a foil character.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foil_(literature)

    A background character is one who has little importance to the plot of the story. Examples include a waiter, maid,
    man-on-the-street, etc.

  4. Writeacher

    What are you reading? There's a terrific example of a foil character and a background character in Hamlet.

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