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Sunday, September 16, 2012
Author's Use of Character Foil
A foil, or foil character, is a character in a story that acts in a drastically different way than the main protagonist in order to show the strong differences between the characters. The term comes from jewelers, who would use dull bases and stands to make shiny gems appear shinier. In a highly structured paragraph, explain how Morrison uses character foils to illuminate specific traits in one of the main characters. Do not forget to respond to at least two of your peers' responses.