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Unformatted text preview: Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms, 7 th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999. Use the above handout to define the terms protagonist, antagonist, flat character, and round character. Brainstorm with the class using TV or film examples with which students will be familiar, ex. Is Bart Simpson a flat character or a round character? Is Abu the Quickie Mart clerk a flat character or a round character? Who is the protagonist in The Gladiator ? Who is the antagonist? You may also break students into pairs and have them exchange their questions with another pair and then share with the class. This should get students familiar with the terms that can then be applied to whatever text you are studying in your class....
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