What is a foil in literature?
A. A character who is often described as the hero of the story
B. A character who contrasts the qualities of another character
C. A character who drives the plot through his or her actions
D. A character who foils the protagonist’s plans in the story
In literature, a foil is a character who contrasts the qualities of another character. The contrast in most cases highlights the personality of the hero. In a film or literature, the foil character differs from the story’s protagonist.