Paper Town: A Character Analysis Of Paper Towns

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A Character Analysis of Paper Towns

To start with, character is defined as a representation of a person, idea or things that inhabit and functions in a work of fiction. The technique a writer uses to create, reveal or develop the character is called charcterization. There are several types of characters: the major, minor, flat, round, static and dynamic characters. Major Character is the character that plays important role in moving the story. The story evolves around the development of this charcter. Minor character is the character that helps the major character to move the story. Flat character is a character that reveals only one, maybe two, of its personality traits. A round character however is a character that demonstrates varied and sometimes contradictory traits. Static character is a character that remains the same throughout the story. Flat character usually a static character. Dinamic character is a character that changes during the course of a story or novel. The change in outlook or character is permanent. Sometimes a dynamic character is called a developing character. Round character usually is a dynamic character.
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By comparing Orlando to paper town, Margo’s unique perspective is shown once again. The way that she talks about the cul-de-sacs expresses her feeling of being trapped without any open places. The paper town relates to the houses where everything is frail including the people who live inside because they only concern and care about their own things. This refers to Margo’s family lacks of attention to her or sometimes the overly protective behavior they shown. Through this, Margo’s desire to escape to the place with no limits or her need for freedom is seen. As it was seen in the beginning, Margo being different from others is represented with her mysteriousness and odd
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