all posts on September 21st, 2008

Is Margolin’s View of Character Applicable to Film?

Uri Margolin writes in her essay “Character” in The Cambridge Companion to NarrativeĀ that character can be most succinctly defined as “storyworld participant” (66). Seems simple enough. But it gets complicated for literature, the medium she’s writing about, when one considers what, exactly, constitutes a participant. Objects and places can be awarded a personality and significance, […]

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