Literature

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.

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asked by Akitsuke
  1. Here's a GOOGLE Search with several sites to explain.

    Sra

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    posted by SraJMcGin
  2. 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

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    posted by GuruBlue
  3. 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.

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. What are you reading? There's a terrific example of a foil character and a background character in Hamlet.

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    posted by Writeacher

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