Re: The elements of fiction

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Kon Manevich

To Ami:
Flat character is a character who isn’t fully described or played out in the story. A character like that can feel unimportant or secondary. A round character would be the opposite of that. Someone who’s ‘well-rounded’ when it comes to his/her description. We understand or relate to that character; it is an important character to us (protagonist/antagonist are almost always round/dynamic characters).

My question is : do we have to use all 6 elements when we analyze a work of fiction? Can we add/omit some of the elements?