I created a TSR account for help solving an IT problem. Since I have an account, I thought I might as well exploit the brilliant minds of TSR again.
I'm looking for the term where a characters name actually reflects his own personality or physical appearance etc etc.
I know such a word exists because I remember being told about it last year, about Pip in Great Expectations. I've been googling it for a while and I just cant find it.
I have a presentation to present tomorrow, thanks for nay help in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 21-03-2011 21:58
- 22-03-2011 08:11
Aptronym means a name that fits some aspect of a character. I believe it was coined originally to describe Dickens' use of character names.
More importantly, character names like these are self-reflective - they draw attention to the artifice of the text.