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Characters Role in Making a Story Character stories are affected in many ways by this seemingly small aspect of a short story Just the use of certain characters in a story can change the way we perceive a story Some characters hardly receive a mention in the story but that small part can change the outcome Other characters have traits about them that the entire story is based around Whatever story you look at character has a huge role in determining how the story ends The major character in most stories is a dynamic character they bring most of the action into a story In the story A good man is Hard to Find the grandmother is a prime example of a dynamic character The story revolves around the grandmothers actions The grandmother inadvertently leads her family into an accident There was a secret panel in this house she said craftily not telling the truth but wishing she were by saying these words to her family she leads them into the car accident that eventually leads to the death of her and the ones she loves By being the person the story is about the grandmother gets described fully and is therefore not only a dynamic character but also a round character Her emotions are seen in many situations in the story by things she says and her thoughts brought to the reader in detail This type of character is one of the most important members of the cast in most all stories It is this person that most everything revolves around Opposite from dynamic characters there are static characters in the story that help to drive the story forward Static characters usually have little or no information on what theyre doing thinking or feeling ever mentioned Static characters dont change throughout the story For instance the father of the family in A Good Man is Hard to Find is
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