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  1. The protagonist is the central figure of a story, and is often referred to as a story's main character. (Web site)
  2. Protagonist is a hero or heroine of story, whose progress towards the finale the narrative explicitly follows.
  3. A protagonist is a main character of a fiction , a novel , a book , or an epic .
  4. A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. (Web site)
  5. A Protagonist is the chief figure in a drama whose actions are the primary focus of a story.
  6. A protagonist is a term used to refer to a figure or figures in literature whose intentions are the primary focus of a story.
  7. The protagonist is a young man who feel himself alienated from society but reveals his true thoughts to the reader: ". (Web site)
  8. PROTAGONIST is a shining example of how good writing and creative visual design, combined with great personal stories can produce dazzling entertainment.
  9. Protagonist is a film that---s worth seeing more than once.


  1. But it's not clear to me that straitjacketing the story protagonist with a definite personality is always a good idea.
  2. Often, the protagonist is an author surrogate (but not a self-insertion) but minor characters can play this role as well.
  3. In coming-of-age stories in particular, the protagonist often undergoes dramatic change, transforming from innocence to experience.
  4. The protagonist is, it should be pointed out, not always the hero of the story. (Web site)
  5. The protagonist reaches up but falls and succumbs to his doubts, fears, and limitations.
  6. This disorder often manifests in the protagonist's perception of other characters who are not really there.
  7. In an ancient Greek drama, the protagonist was the leading actor and as such there could only be one protagonist in a play. (Web site)
  8. The protagonist is also characterized by his ability to change or evolve. (Web site)
  9. In some instances, anti-hero has come to refer to a protagonist of a work whose actions and motives are villainous or questionable.
  10. The exposition is the life of the protagonist before the story. (Web site)
  11. At the end of the episode, the protagonist is struck by a golf ball and knocked unconscious.
  12. Richardson defines second-person fiction as "any narration that designates its protagonist by a second-person pronoun.
  13. A film in the first person would be from the vantage-point of the protagonist (that is, 'shot' through his eyes) and I don't know of any examples.
  14. But first the protagonist has to learn to read her graffiti.
  15. Please remember not to confuse antihero with villain, and protagonist with hero.
  16. She is a novice witch who is more skilled in her power of telekinesis than the original protagonist, Prue Halliwell.
  17. In the two years of being hosted by Protagonist Web Hosting, the uptime has been nothing short of incredible. (Web site)


  1. Since the protagonist usually stands on the side of "good", the antagonist is always depicted as "evil".
  2. Evil twin is a type of an antagonist who is virtually identical to the protagonist, but stands on the opposing side.
  3. Indeed, it is also valid to look at Captain Ahab as the antagonist, with his fanaticism the force with which protagonist Ishmael must cope.


  1. This technique can be used to give a new view on the protagonist's problems, to create a comedic effect, etc.
  2. This technique is applicable only if the narrative is not very long (a film, a short story, etc.) and has only one protagonist.


  1. A tragic hero is an honorable protagonist with a tragic flaw, also known as fatal flaw, which eventually leads to his demise.
  2. In tragedy , an unexpected reversal of fortune for the tragic protagonist .


  1. During the falling action, the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels, with the protagonist winning or losing against the antagonist. (Web site)
  2. As a result of the inciting force , the protagonist is aware of the conflict.


  1. The comedy ends with a d--nouement (a conclusion) in which the protagonist is better off than at the story's outset. (Web site)
  2. Usually, a melodramatic story ends happily, with the protagonist defeating the antagonist at the last possible moment.


  1. If the story is a tragedy, the opposite state of affairs will ensue, with things going from good to bad for the protagonist.
  2. The third act is that of the climax, or turning point, which marks a change, for the better or the worse, in the protagonist's affairs. (Web site)


  1. Blackout, similar to amnesia, is used to withhold information from both the protagonist and the observer.
  2. The film The Butterfly Effect features a protagonist who experiences multiple blackouts, and later finds himself in drastically changed timelines.

False Protagonist

  1. In film, television, or literature, a false protagonist is a technique for making a scene more jarring or a character more notable. (Web site)
  2. The false protagonist technique has been adapted for use in many video games, particularly those with a strong story element.


  1. The scenes that answer the question create a rising pattern until the protagonist "clashes with the antagonist", which is called the climax. (Web site)
  2. Rising action is tha series of events that lead to the climax of the story, usually the conflicts or struggles of the protagonist.


  1. The protagonist, Dorothy Gale, is introduced, and the audience meets her Aunt Emily, Uncle Henry, and their three farmhands.
  2. Usually, character s that the protagonist meets and relies on for help are revealed to be in league with this sinister sect at the story's conclusion.


  1. Neither should the protagonist be confused with the narrator; they may be the same, but even a first-person narrator need not be the protagonist. (Web site)
  2. A way to think of the third person narrator is as a camera peering over the shoulder of the protagonist, recording what transpires for the reader.
  3. In other words, the narrator is not only divided into the narrator (-I- as an author) and a narrated protagonist (-me- as an actor).

Supporting Characters

  1. Supporting characters and major characters other than the protagonist are generally static, though exceptions do occur.
  2. Subplots often involve supporting characters, those besides the protagonist or antagonist. (Web site)


  1. By definition, the protagonist is nearly always a dynamic character.
  2. The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. (Web site)
  3. The main character of Neal Stephenson 's 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash is named Hiro Protagonist.
  4. The death of the protagonist (or main character) can sometimes be considered a twist ending.


  1. False protagonist is a character who is introduced as a protagonist at the beginning of the story but removed (normally, killed) halfway through.
  2. At the end of episode seven she is accidentally killed by Ella Dee, who in turn becomes the new protagonist.


  1. For example, usage such as "He was an early protagonist of nuclear power " can be replaced by 'advocate' or 'proponent' [2]. (Web site)
  2. The story follows and is chiefly concerned with the protagonist (or, sometimes, a small group of protagonists—see usage below). (Web site)

Main Protagonist

  1. Jimmy Negatron, the main protagonist has an evil twin named Jimmy Negatron.
  2. When the work contains subplots, these may have a different protagonist, which may differ from the main protagonist of the main plot. (Web site)
  3. This point is accentuated when the main protagonist defies the expected resolution of the plot and refuses his heroic martyrdom.


  1. The protagonist-antagonist relationship is also sometimes ambiguous.
  2. The tragedy ends with a catastrophe in which the protagonist is worse off than he or she was at the beginning of the narrative. (Web site)
  3. It is then revealed that the true protagonist is his son, who wants revenge for his father's death.


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