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On good guys and bad guys

Stories can’t exist without characters, right?  Well, at least most of them need characters.  Our first stories feature characters that include dogs, caterpillars, cars, power tools with faces, and purple dinosaurs, to name a few.  As we grow our stories become more complex and we get introduced to bad guys, usually trolls or wicked witches.  At some point, if you’re paying attention in high school lit, you will further learn that the main character (usually the good guy) is called the protagonist, and his nemesis (usually the bad guy) is called the antagonist.

You also learn that characters can either be flat (or one-dimensional) or round (or three-dimensional).   Continue reading “On good guys and bad guys”