The character's type develops with the personality development throughout the story. Three types of characters: round, flat, and stock, appear in most stories. The round character displays a fully developed personality and full emotions. Flat characters, also known as supporting characters, do not develop fully or express complex emotions. A stock character, also known as a stereotype.
Though out the book his issue is developed and resolved with help of his two friends, Ginny Christanson and Caulder Pretiger. In the beginning of the novel Smitty Tibbs is very anti-social. This really frustrated George. Steinbeck wrote Lennie as a very flat and boring character. Its this simplicity although, that makes the reader love Lennie.
It is rather surprising that a novel written by the daughter of so prominent a feminist should be so strikingly devoid of strong female characters. An initial reading of the novel might produce the notion that Shelley had very little to say on the subject of women. The entire cast of female characters appears to remain within the domestic realm, quietly performing their duties as mothers, sisters, wives and daughters for the men. Some might even say Shelley ardently agreed with the position in which they found themselves and the securely fixed roles during the Victorian era. Elizabeth is one character that has very few thoughts on money and social positions, and because of this is able to rely her own judgements on characteristics and personalities.