But does character development mean that the character changes for the better? I read a post on that somewhere but I don't know where it is, nevertheless I am not sure if character development means that they change into better people. For example, Bob was a innocent and sweet person but over the course of the series, he changes slowly and surely into a sociopath with little reagrd for others. I admit it is not a complete idea but my point is character may not always mean the characters change for the bttter, sometimes the characters don't even grow past their fatal flaw and it becomes their downfall.
Character development refers to any change, for better or worse.
Say if Bob was a nice guy, and various events have changed him into a bitter cynic. That's character development as much as Bob staring out as a bitter cynic and getting nicer is.
Also, "for the better" may be subjective. Say if Bob lives in a Dystopia
, and his newfound cynicism helps him make it. Or if Bob lives in a Sugar Bowl
, and his cynicism is worn away to reveal his nice side. Or if he lives in Real Life
, and either extreme could be useful.
edited 25th May '11 7:47:27 AM by CrystalGlacia