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Protagonist



Protagonist Definition: a character who pursues the primary goals of the plot of a story


Protagonists are usually the heroes of a story, and they are driven by a particular goal or loyalty to seek out a resolution to a conflict. Protagonists are typically brave, they experience some sort of change, and they often have a flaw in their character that the reader can relate to.
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Be sure to check out our article, Protagonist vs. Antagonist!


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