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Dynamic Characters in a Story One of the most difficult jobs for a writer when he writes a story is to have good characters and good character development As the plot of a story progresses the character is either static or dynamic A static character does not change in the story however a character can be termed a dynamic character if he goes through some sort of change because of the action in the plot of a story The change does not necessarily have to be extreme or complete It may only be a change in an attitude toward something or else a change in a particular perspective In the stories Miss Brill and The Lesson the main characters each realize something that they did not see before and they then go through a change In Miss Brill Miss Brill goes through a big change by the end of the story At the beginning of the story several of Miss Brills characteristics are indirectly described She is described as she takes her fur out of its box She is very tender and careful as she removes it and polishes the shine back into its tiny eyes Mansfield 258-59 So right from the beginning she appears to be a very sympathetic character She also clearly pays careful attention to detail She enjoys being on the outside looking in at people and observing their behavior as shown when she is sitting on her bench and she notices an old man a big old woman an old couple and a young couple 529 She also notices a beggar and some little children While at the beginning of the story Miss Brill seems to be sweet or sympathetic she then starts to make judgements of nearly every person that crosses her path The old English couple disappoints her by simply not starting up a conversation with her She describes the Panama hat of another lady as dreadful and she
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