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  Stock Character
The use of allegorical characters, such as Death, Everyman, Strength, Discretion, Beauty, Fellowship, Knowledge, and Good-Deeds, Avaricia, is a device not unlike the use of stock characters.
A stock character, often used in children’s books and films, who originally was a clear cut villain, often a loyal or high ranking one, who is sent to infiltrate and betray the “good guys”.
A background character who, unlike others, survives on skill instead of luck or because the plot requires it as is often the case with the major characters.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tart with a heart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The hooker with a heart of gold (also the whore with a heart of gold or the tart with a heart) is a stock character in which a fallen woman, a prostitute who sells sex for cash or drugs, is in fact a kindly and internally wholesome person.
Stock characters This is a list of famous prostitutes and courtesans: Real-life and historical Brenda Allen, 1940s Los Angeles madam Aspasia, hetaera companion of Pericles Laura Bell, the Queen of London whoredom Theresa Berkeley, 19th-century dominatrix Divine Brown, caught in a compromising situation with Hugh Grant Sydney Biddle Barrows, the...
The stereotype owes something of a debt to certain traditions surrounding the figure of Mary Magdalene (who, for various cultural reasons, came to be portrayed as a prostitute despite this notion being rejected by Christian and non-Christian scholars alike), and is pervasive enough in myth and culture that it might be considered an archetype.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tart-with-a-heart   (1120 words)

  The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A stock character is a fictional character that relies heavily on cultural types or stereotypes for its personality, manner of speech, and other characteristics.
Stock characters are a key component of genre, providing relationships and interactions that people familiar with the work's genre will recognize immediately.
For example, the Greek Old Comedy of Aristophanes typically employed three stock characters: the alazon, the boastful imposter; his ironic opponent, the eiron; and the buffoon, known as the bomolochos.
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 Stock character - Definition, explanation
Because of this, a frequent device of both comedy and parody is to wildly exaggerate the expected mannerisms of stock characters.
Stock characters in the western tradition originate from the theatres of ancient Greece and Rome, and, somewhat more recently, from the Italian Commedia Dell'arte.
Redshirt, an inconsequential character who is killed or injured soon after his or her introduction in order to indicate the dangerous circumstances faced by the main characters.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/st/stock_character.php   (1436 words)

 Character Bios- [Stock Bios]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although his character had multiple jobs in the world of ZIM, Alexi is most notable as the assistant at the Mysterious Mysteries studio.
Da' Cone is a very vocal stock character, so he's in the regular bios as well.
John borrows his character name from a ZIM character designer, but his body is designed after Richard Hatch from the show Survivor.
www.thescarymonkeyshow.com /encyclopedias/bios_stockadults.htm   (1384 words)

 Elements of a Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A stock character is easily recognized, because he or she is a "character type." Examples: a "typical" bumbling sheriff who catches the bad guy, not because he was so smart, but because he got lucky; a "typical" airhead type; a "typical" smart-aleck teenager; a "typical" nerd type.
Character vs. Character – This conflict involves one character or group of characters in a struggle of sorts against another character or group of characters.
For example, the character may have a difficult decision to make, or he or she may be struggling to reach a personal goal.
www.rbgusd.k12.ca.us /gsmith/elemstory.htm   (771 words)

 Character - Element of Fiction
Most simply a character is one of the persons who appears in the play, one of the dramatis personae (literally, the persons of the play).
A foil is a character who defines certain characteristics in the protagonist by exhibiting opposite traits or the same traits in a greater or lesser degree.
Another type of character is the stereotype or stock character, a character who reappears in various forms in many plays.
litera1no4.tripod.com /character_frame.html   (913 words)

 As You Like It / Shakespeare essay - Rosalind & Stock Dramatic Types
Characters whom Shakespeare uses to illustrate his main theme of the variations of love are all more than one-use cardboards, as they must be fully drawn to relate to life.
Jaques would be a noteworthy character in the absence of Rosalind, and it is interesting that Jaques is never in the same scene as Rosalind until Jaques confronts Rosalind in IVi (and loses) and in the last scene where it is strictly necessary and characters have already been fully established.
His natural gentility in spite of his lack of schooling, and his pride in being his father's son, craete a kind of nobility that is not found in stock characters, as it gives motivation and a reason to behave in the way that he does.
web.singnet.com.sg /~yisheng/notes/ayli/flatchar.htm   (1354 words)

 LitWeb - Glossary
a character, "you," who tells the story and necessarily has a limited point of view; may be seen as an extension of the reader, an external figure acting out a story, or an auditor; may also be an unreliable narrator.
a monologue in which the character in a play is alone and speaking only to him-or herself.
The place and time of the action, the design of the set itself, and at times the characters’ actions or tone of voice are dictated through stage directions and interpreted by the group of people that put on a performance.
www.wwnorton.com /litweb/glossary/glossary_s.htm   (857 words)

A court using this test must consider whether "the character really constitutes the story being told, or whether the character is only the chessman in the game of telling the story." This quote from the decision illustrates the confusion and the lack of precision that courts are faced with when they utilize this test.
If the character is merely a repetition of common perceptions of groups of people, such as perceptions based on age, sex, or culture, then that character should not be protected because it lacks originality.
However, when applied to more than one character, it may be difficult to determine whether the development of the characters constitutes the story being told or whether the interaction of the characters is in fact the plot, as it is in almost all literary works.
faculty.cua.edu /fischer/copysampessay.1.htm   (1186 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Igor (fictional character)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Igor Manic or Ygor is the traditional stock character or cliché hunch-backed lab assistant to the mad scientist, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies.
Christian Slater is reported to voice the title character in the animated film, which will also feature the voices of Steve Buscemi and John Cleese.
Count Duckula is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic vegetarian vampire duck in the animated television series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from DangerMouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Igor-%28fictional-character%29   (2220 words)

 Stock character - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although the mimes were not confined to playing stock characters, the mimus calvus was an early reappearing character.
A stock character, often used in children’s books and films, who originally was a clear cut villain, often a loyal or high ranking one, who is sent to infiltrate and betray the "good guys".
A background character who, unlike others, survives on skill instead of luck or because the plot requires it as is often the case with the major characters.
www.recipeland.com:8080 /facts/Stock_character   (8637 words)

 Online Etymology Dictionary
The verb meaning "to supply (a store) with stock" is from 1622; in stock "in the possession of a trader" is from 1618.
Stock, lock, and barrel "the whole of a thing" is recorded from 1817.
In the horse sense of "of pure breed or stock" it dates from 1796; the noun is first recorded 1842.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=stock   (2039 words)

 Library - Topics in Literature - Character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A character who during the course of a story undergoes a permanent change in some aspect of character or outlook.
A minor character whose situation or actions parallel those of a major character, and thus by contrast sets off or illuminates the major character; most often the contrast is complimentary to the major character.
A character who is the same sort of person at the end of a story as at the beginning.
humanitiesweb.org /human.php?s=l&p=o&a=l&ID=4   (237 words)

The round character—usually the main figure in a story—profits from experience, is altered by circumstances, and undergoes a change or alteration, which may be shown in action, the realization of new strength and therefore the affirmation of previous decisions, the acceptance of a new condition, or the discovery of heretofore unrecognized truths.
a character who is so ordinary and unoriginal that s/he seems to have been cast in a mold, a representative character, a character who possesses no attributes except those of their class.
Although characters may use speech to hide their motives, we often see through the deception via the way the speech is delivered or from what other characters reveal about the character in question.
www.humboldt.edu /~tdd2/Character.htm   (455 words)

 Personal Finance: Money 101: Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Movement or trend in the stock market that affects almost all stocks in all sectors to move in the same direction.
Greenmail refers to the agreement between a large shareholder and a company in which the shareholder agrees to sell his stock back to the company, usually at a premium, in exchange for the promise not to seek control of the company for a specified period of time.
The tendency of stocks preferred by the dividend discount model to share certain equity attributes such as low price-earnings ratios, high dividend yield, high book value ratio, or membership in a particular industry sector.
money.cnn.com /services/glossary/a.html   (8265 words)

 Stock Characters- Quest 2
Stock characters are those characters that are instantly recognized by the readers, with their characteristics being present in numerous other plays.
Stock characters are often secondary to the principal characters, although in some plays the entire play is dedicated to stock characters (40).
He fits the stock character of the braggart soldier, yet still manages to be a character of individuality (238).
people.stu.ca /~hunt/49660304/copyedit/jenn.htm   (909 words)

 Critical Concepts: Character, Characterization
Typically the characters in a fictional work are endowed with distinctive personalities, and this fact (together with the long-established sense of a thing's "character" as its "distinctive nature") has given rise to an additional sense of the term "character" frequent in literary critical talk.
This deep interest in the element of character is one of the characteristic traits of the genre known as "the short story," which is a comparatively recent literary phenomenon ("merely" a couple of hundred years or so old).
For the same reason, one can say of a fictional character that he lacks character (is morally weak) or is not properly to be described as "a character" - that the set of traits with which he is endowed by the author do not include anything properly describable as eccentricities).
www.k-state.edu /english/baker/english320/cc-character.htm   (2971 words)

 Character, Aristotle @ Theatre w/Anatoly
Everything a character says tells the actor something - from the things that character thinks about, to their level of intelligence or education, their status in society, or how they feel.
Character choices are made by each individual actor, which is why the same role can be interpreted many ways by different actors.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
www.vtheatre.net /200/character.html   (1839 words)

 Stock Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is the character who falls in love with a courtesan whom he cannot have for some reason or other, and the master of the tricky slave.
Often a character serving little more than an objection of affection for the young lover, the female courtesan is a leading figure who is in love with the young man, and wants to be with him.
This character, often the father of the young lover, serves as an authority figure who imparts wisdom upon the young man, and adheres to traditional values.
faculty.vassar.edu /jolott/old_courses/republic1998/plautus/stockcharacters.html   (556 words)

 Commedia Stock Characters Zanni
Originates in the full-face Carnival mask parodying a facchino, but, with the development of the short plays known as Zannata, with improvised dialogue between Pantalone and various zanni, the bottom had to be hinged and was finally cut away altogether.
With the feet in fourth extended, bend the support knee and lower the center of gravity.
He has the possibility of direct, four-square address to the audience, because he is the most sympathetic character.
www.shane-arts.com /Commedia-Zanni.htm   (1463 words)

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The stock characters of Arlecchino (Harlequin), Colombina, il Dottore, il Capitano, il Magnifico (Pantalone), and Pulchinella can be found in music, visual arts, dance, and theatre as themselves or as inspiration for specific characters.
Pulcinella, often called Punch in English, is a classical character that originated in the Commedia dell'arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry.
Through the use of stock characters from the commedia, writers can create a comedy in which the audience familiarizes with the figures involved and can expect humor from their mishaps and folly.
www.lycos.com /info/commedia-dellarte--stock-characters.html   (276 words)

 Adventure Game Properties
As an example of irrelevance, consider a stock murder mystery where the clues are a bunch of cut-out puzzle pieces that go together to form the image of the murderer: knowledge of the story (e.g., the occupations of the suspects) has no bearing on the solution of the mystery.
It is a 3D simulation through which your character is free to move to arbitrary positions and view from various angles.
Your viewpoint follows your character and may take various angles under your control, although it might be tied to the character's position and facing.
www.sentex.net /~datanguayh/games/Adventure_Games.html   (2322 words)

 Journey into silence draws standing ovation - theage.com.au
Justin Butcher's writing is often poetic, and the character owes much to literary and theatrical sources, from the figure of Everyman to the Commedia dell'Arte stock character of Scaramouche, from whom the protagonist takes his name.
It is the character's underlying melancholy, along with the laughter the clown evokes, that gives Postlethewaite's solo performance its emotional power.
But it is acquired at a terrible cost, for it is not the hardship of his peripatetic youth that imparts it to Scaramouche, but the horrific experience inside a concentration camp, where he survives as a gravedigger, spared because of his white face.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/06/19/1055828424481.html   (524 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Paladin of Souls
But the characters are sympathetic and flawed, and it is a pleasure to see them face huge obstacles.
In "Curse", Ista was a sad, tormented victim of the evil curse, alone amidst her oblivious family, yet still possessed of a dark and wry wit.
None of the other characters did much better, with the dy Gura brothers - here with a larger role - oddly less rounded than in "Curse", where they were only background characters.
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