1. Back up main characters
  2. key sources  of revelation
  3. unmasking aspects of personality

secondary characters

  • archetypes examples ( the last of us )
  • sidekick  – Ellie
  • tempter –
  • sceptics –  Marline
  • driver – Tess
  • mentor – Joel

3 Minor characters

add to the evolutions of the plot

family in support

best friend offering romantic advice.

comic relief

intermittent interaction with main character

key moments

plot points

4 Incidental characters ‘ supporting character ‘

  • waiters
  • extras
  • neighbours
  • more quirky
  • eccentric

5 sub-plots

x2 with ‘a’ more important than ‘ B’

e.g main plot – ‘ fantasy ‘ subplot – > ‘a’ romance ‘b’ a profession

sub- plots should

-> stress out the main characters(s)

-> or provide contrast in tone

Note: joseph Campbell

( a hero with a thousand faces )

( 1949)

Lord of the rings ( 1554 – 55)

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