Confidant

In a story, a character whom a protagonist trusts and confides secrets to.

In a script, the confidant is a character whom a protagonist trusts and confides secrets. Confidants may be other principal characters, characters who command trust by virtue of their position such as doctors or other authority figures, or anonymous confidants with no separate role in the narrative.

The confidant is a type of secondary character in the story, often a friend or authority figure, whose role is to listen to the protagonist's secrets, examine their character, and advise them on their actions. Rather than simply acting as a passive listener for the protagonist's monologues, the confidant may themselves act to move the story forward, or serve to guide and represent the reactions of the audience.

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Confidant
resources
  • How to Write A Romantic Comedy Screenplay, Plus 15 Classic Rom-Coms to Watch for Screenwriting Inspiration on masterclass.com
  • Writing 101: All the Different Types of Characters in Literature on masterclass.com
  • Confidants on ign.com
  • How to Be a Confidant on nytimes.com
  • How To Write The Perfect Confidant on ravescripts.com
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Adapted from content published on wikipedia.org
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