protagonist


protagonist

“Originating in early Greek drama, the term was applied to the first actor and leader of the chorus. The antagonist was the second most important character and the other contender in the agon, the dispute or debate that formed part of a Greek tragedy. Protagonist is now used generally to denote the main character of a play or story and is sometimes used interchangeably with hero” (Source: Benet’s,  834).

See also: antiherohero.


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