Symbolic: Top Trio

By February 12, 2010May 10th, 2017Character Roles

Symbolic characters are supporting characters that represent something important to the hero. They can be a sign of the hero’s past, the hero’s flaws, or of who the hero is trying to become. 

For the screenwriter, understanding supporting characters is indispensable. And even though there are a multitude of supporting roles, illustrated here are three types of symbolic character roles frequently used in stories.

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