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Unformatted text preview: GCSE English Literature 23/11/11 1 Protagonist the chief character in the novel, now almost synonymous with hero or heroine, who may be locked in a struggle with the antagonist . Antagonist the opponent of the protagonist , the chief character in the novel, where two figures are engaged in a struggle with each other. 23/11/11 2 Circumlocution- words and descriptions which take roundabout ways of approaching or hinting at a subject rather than addressing it directly, either for comic or ironic effect, or to avoid embarrassing topics. Caricature - a grotesque or ludicrous rendering of a character, achieved by the exaggeration of personality traits. 23/11/11 3 Centre of consciousness - technique of telling the story wholly or chiefly from the point of view of one individual, though the narrative is still third-person. Omniscient narrator - the narrator of a story who knows in a godlike way every detail of the characters lives, motives, intentions, desires, thoughts, actions 23/11/11 4...
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