responsibility of the supporting characters is to forward
the plot of the film and to assist in defining the character
protagonist. The protagonist's relationship to the supporting
characters tells us what he or she is like as a person. A
mere battle with the
antagonist gives the viewer only one point of view to
the protagonist. With the help of an ordinary, weak, helpless
or even mean supporting character the protagonist's character
can be advanced.
Finnish films, supporting characters have been aptly played
by, for example, Leo Jokela as the detective Kokki in "Inspector
supporting characters of a film can be categorized, for example:
Han Solo of the Star Wars develops as the protagonist, but
for different reasons. With an opposite the main character's
motives become clearer.
Obi-wan-Kenobi of the Star Wars accepts the protagonist's
weakness and helps him to achieve his goal.
With a witness the viewers are told something that the protagonist
or the antagonist does not know.
or Mirror develops just like the protagonist and achieves
his own goals.
visitor used to lighten up the narration, often after a
serious and tragic scene.
of the Jedi - The Shooting Script.
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