- Have covert agendas.
- Have objectives to fulfill in a psychological universe.
- Are evolving throughout the play.
- Are a product of their environments.
- Are, eventually, understandable by the audience.
- Are explainable in terms of cause and effect through the tools of Newton, Freud and Marx.
- Tend to be a central preoccupation of twentieth century playwriting.
- Are distinct from simple characters and paradoxical characters.
Jonathan Paul Cook © 2010