• Protagonist is usually a ‘brave’ male character as the main/lead role.
• Antagonist often goes out to seek revenge from past events.
• The main character normally narrates or shows the story from their
• Main roles sometimes consist of characteristics such as emotional
problem/go through emotional change plus carry baggage from past
3. Psychological Thrillers
• Deep focus on the characters state of mind
• Characters reliant of mental their mental resource rather than physical
• Characters get through life using their mind, wits or smarts.
• Characters can sometimes be more important than the plot itself
4. Crime Drama
• Crime solvers e.g. police, investigators, forensic scientists etc.
• Crime committers (criminal) e.g. murders, rapists etc.
• Victims - the person the crime was committed e.g.
• Characters the audience can relate to
• Go through emotions and situations similar to real life
• Main character usually faces a conflict within themselves or from the
• Emotional and relational development of realistic characters