Enamikus jutuvestmise vormides on keskne näitaja, keda lugu ümbritseb, ja tihti on keegi, kes töötab nende vastu, et kanda oma plaanid. Kuigi paljud õpilased ei pruugi seda aru saada, kui nad suudavad tunda hea ja kurja jõudu lugu, telesaate, filmi, koomiksit või videomängu, siis on tõenäoline, et nad juba mõistavad peamisi erinevusi peategelase ja antagonist kirjanduses.
Antagonisti analüüs ühekordse ja tulevase kuninga - peategelase vs antagonisti suhtes
INVOKES FEELINGS OF UNEASE OR DISTRUST
DRIVEN BY A GOAL OR DUTY, OR A DESIRE TO AVOID SOMETHING
SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE OR STRENGTH
Mordred's physical appearance is washed out; he has a deformity of his shoulders, indicating a physiognomic defect in his soul.
Mordred seeks revenge on Arthur, not only for what Uther Pendragon did to Queen Igraine and Arthur's defeat of King Lot, but because he knows that Arthur attempted to kill him as an infant. He also blames his mother's later promiscuous behavior on Arthur.
Mordred seeks revenge and is greedy for power.
LOYAL TO CAUSE, FAMILY, AND ALLIES
Mordred uses Arthur's pursuit of Lancelot into France as an opportunity to usurp the throne and tell the people that both Arthur and Lancelot are dead.
HAS A SECRET OR IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ADAPTS EASILY TO OBSTACLES AND CHANGE
Mordred enlists Agravaine's help to get revenge on Arthur and Lancelot for the perceived wrongs the men have done to them. Despite the fact that Gawaine, Gareth, and Gaheris are against the plan, Mordred remains committed to catching Lancelot and Guenever and turning them in to Arthur.
He knows Arthur tried to kill him to get rid of the evidence of incest between Arthur and Morgause.
Despite the fact that Lancelot kills Agravaine and saves Guenever, Mordred organizes a new political faction called the Thrashers, and is intent to make Guenever his queen and murder Arthur so he can usurp the throne.