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Is character development necessary for a piece of literature to be great?

Character development as in a character growing and/or changing in some way.
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar Character development means when a character goes on some insightful change that changes their perspective or behaviour in some way.

Why do characters need to have character development to make a book good?
Why can't they just be faced with a problem in their lives that affects them?

In the book Love's Executioner full of true short stories about clients written by a counsellor. Some of the clients do not have character development, as they do not really change as a person. Instead the book is about the relationship the client has with the people in their life, and the counsellor. Well technically the counsellor does get them to change their behaviour, but they don't drastically change who are as a person, like the children in Narnia.

Sometimes in books people do change their ways, and in some books they don't.

In a book that I've wrote about the butterfly effect, no one in the book changes their behaviour or perspective. Instead the book is about the relationships that people have with others.
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