Crossword clues for protagonist
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Protagonist \Pro*tag"o*nist\, n. [Gr. prwtagonisth`s; prw^tos first + 'agonisth`s an actor, combatant, fr. 'agw`n a contest.] One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.
Shakespeare, the protagonist on the great of modern
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, "principal character in a story, drama, etc.," from Greek protagonistes "actor who plays the chief or first part," from protos "first" (see proto-) + agonistes "actor, competitor," from agon "contest" (see act (n.)). Meaning "leading person in any cause or contest" is from 1889. Mistaken sense of "advocate, supporter" (1935) is from misreading of Greek protos as Latin pro- "for."
n. 1 The main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama. 2 A leading person in a contest; a principal performer. 3 An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama.
The protagonist is at the center of the story, should be making the difficult choices and key decisions, and should be experiencing the consequences of those decisions. The protagonist should be propelling the story forward. If a story contains a subplot, or is a narrative that is made up of several stories, then there may be a character who is interpreted as the protagonist of each subplot or individual story.
The word protagonist is used notably in stories and forms of literature and culture that contain stories, which would include dramas, novels, operas and films. In those forms the protagonist may simply be the leading actor, or the principal character in the story. More formally, the protagonist, while still defined as a leading character, may also be defined as the character whose fate is most closely followed by the reader or audience, and who is opposed by a character known as the antagonist. The antagonist will provide obstacles and complications for the protagonist; the antagonist will create conflict, which will test the protagonist — thus revealing the strengths and weaknesses of their character.
Protagonist is a 2007 documentary film about the parallels between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure. The film was written and directed by Jessica Yu.
It featured extensive interviews with German terrorist Hans-Joachim Klein, ex- gay Christian evangelist Mark Pierpont, Mexican bank-robber Joe Loya, and martial-arts enthusiast Mark Salzman (and the director's husband). Interspersed with the interviews are scenes from ancient Greek drama performed by puppets.
A protagonist is the leading actor or the principal character in a story whose fate is most closely followed by the reader or audience. Protagonist may also refer to:
- Protagonist (film), a 2007 documentary written and directed by Jessica Yu
- Der Protagonist (The Protagonist), a 1926 opera by Kurt Weill with libretto by Georg Kaiser
- The Protagonists (I protagonisti), a 1968 Italian film directed by Marcello Fondato
Usage examples of "protagonist".
The basic conflict of the story, the mainspring that drives it onward, is an emotional conflict inside the mind of the protagonist.
Metaverse, and in the Metaverse, Hiro Protagonist is a warrior prince.
Even in the first moment of glimpsing the Rattler he had thought it blandly evil, a scene without any possible protagonist.
And yet, when some burly protagonist would thrust himself too rudely into the ring, and try to bear down opposition by sheer vehemence of declamation, from the corner where he sat ensconced in unregarded silence, HE WOULD SUDDENLY SLING OUT SOME SHARP, SWIFT PEBBLE OF THOUGHT, which he had been slowly rounding, and smite with an aim so keen and true as rarely failed to bring down the boastful Anakim!
The letters of John and Abigail Adams number in the thousands, and because they both wrote with such consistent candor and in such vivid detail, it is possible to know them--to go beneath the surface of their lives--to an extent not possible with other protagonists of the time.
It seems certain that what he wrote was only the beginning of a novel that would have been longer by several hundred pages, about Algeria from the arrival of the French to the Second World War, including the war itself, and the Resistance to the German Occupation as lived by the protagonists in a love affair.
But, in developing it, its protagonists have moved away from how biological brains and psychological minds might work and instead concentrated on solving problems embedded in the silicon of computer chips and in mathematical logic - an approach which may produce bigger and better machines, but has become entirely indifferent to their relationship with the biological systems they were once attempting to model.
Predictions of Parousia frequently feature children as central protagonists.
Tell them that it was the Baron Meliadus who dared swear an oath on the Runestaff and thus set into motion these events which will destroy completely one protagonist or the other.
Remove all technobabble and Godlike explanation, and focus, with complete exclusion of all else, on the experience of the protagonist.
In shojo manga, love stories are structured through the exaggeration and aestheticization of the protagonists who are the same sex as the readers.
That is why I prefer to use the word antagonist to describe the character who clashes against the protagonist.
The two conflicts also conflict with each other, placing the protagonist on the horns of an impossible dilemma.
Your protagonists will be you, to a large degree, together with some mixture of people you know.
All this adds up to a simple fact: Your protagonists will be you, to a large degree, together with some mixture of people you know.