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Literature Glossary

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Character

Definition:

Characters are the fictional people that populate the world of whatever book you're reading. Here are a few of our favorites:

What about you? What are some of your favorite characters? And how are they developed? Check out our page on characterization for some ideas.

Tags: General, Novel