Protagonist Essays

  • Hamlet is Not the Protagonist

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    Hamlet is Not the Protagonist Upon reading Hamlet or watching a rendition of the great Shakespearean tragedy, the casual audience member might be tempted to view the character Hamlet as the virtuous individual who encounters grief because of a tragic flaw.  This is after all, the formula for any modern tragedy.  In fact, the presumption is accurate with one exception.  Hamlet is not a virtuous individual. While the play revolves around Hamlet, Hamlet is not the protagonist.  Rather, he is

  • The Protagonist In Claudius

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    that make a character a protagonist, it is shown that Hamlet may not be who we thought he was. Viewing definitions of antagonist and protagonist we can see just how Hamlet falls under an antagonist and Claudius falls under more of a protagonist role throughout the play. The play Hamlet should be called “Claudius” as

  • Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Protagonist

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    Protagonist The protagonist in this novel is Jacob Barnes. He is the protagonist because he is the main character and he is also the one narrating the novel. Jacob is for sure a believable character because since he is telling the story, the reader gets to know his thoughts and feelings. The reader also gets to see what adventures he and his friends go on. They also can picture what everything looks like by having the main character describe the scenery around him in his own eyes. Antagonist The

  • Nature as a Protagonist in Literature

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    Nature runs the world in cycles, it works as an essential element in the earth, its function is undoubted in the world and that is revealed in Touching Bottom, The Salt of the Jungle and A Field of Wheat, which are written by Kari Strutt, Nguyen Huy Thiep, and Sinclair Ross respectively. They all gave nature a special meaning to let them lead the development in each story. Initially, the role of nature is similar in placing obstacles for the main characters. Besides, nature has a similar effect on

  • The Protagonist and Antagonist of Crime and Punishment

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    The Protagonist and Antagonist of Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment is considered by many to be the first of Fyodor Dostoevsky's great books.  Crime and Punishment is a psychological account of a crime.  The crime is double murder.  A book about such a broad subject can be made powerful and appealing to our intellectual interests if there is a link between the reader, the action, and the characters. Doestoevsky makes all these links at the right places.  The action

  • Who Is The Protagonist In The Movie The Campaign

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    Angel Villa Characters From the movie The Campaign the first sceen shows Cam Brady (Will Ferrell), Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), and a crowd of voters sorrporting Cam or Marty. Also, Cam’s and Marty’s political advisors. Cam Brady is a great polition but he is childis and is not teh best influence. He cheats on his wife he is very comitted to doing waht he likes when he can. He also dosnt think about whats hes doign also is sceen as a fool to the pulic many times but still has sorpoters. Marty

  • Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House

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    The Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House The idea of women's liberation is a common theme in both Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. In her analysis of Feminism in Europe Katharine M. Rogers writes, " Thinking of Nora's painful disillusionment, her parting from her children, and the uncertainties of her future independent career, Ibsen called his play 'the tragedy of modern times'" (82). The main characters in each work, Nora Helmer, in A Doll

  • Who Is The Protagonist In The House Of The Scorpion

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    “The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer is a beautifully crafted story about society and acceptance. The story takes place in the future in Opium- a new country made by drug farmers in between Atzlán (What used to be called Mexico) and the United States. It takes place from the perspective of Matt: a young boy- well, not quite. He is a clone of “El Patrón”, a powerful drug lord and the ruler of Atzlán. Matt is taken care of throughout the story by “Tam Lin”: his bodyguard of sort, and Celia:

  • Comparing Isolation of the Protagonist in The Trial and Nausea

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    Isolation of the Protagonist in The Trial and Nausea Kafka and Sartre provide effective settings for their novels by presenting their protagonists in isolated environments. Each character experiences very slight contact with other people, and the relationships they do have with the other characters exist at a superficial level. In The Trial, Joseph K. is placed on trial for an offense about which he is told nothing. As he attempts to discover the reason for his indictment, he experiences a great

  • The Naive Protagonists of Candide and Forrest Gump

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    The Naive Protagonists of Candide and Forrest Gump Society can be, and is, corrupt in many different ways. Within our lives we are subject, but not limited to, corruptions within religion, corruptions of morals, and corruption within the government. Voltaire, the author of Candide, and Robert Zemeckis, the director of "Forrest Gump", both use grotesquely naïve protagonists to illustrate their view of the world in which they live. Nevertheless, Candide and Forrest, surrounded by a corrupt

  • The Protagonist as Victim in Oedipus the King and Hamlet

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    The Protagonist as Victim in Oedipus the King and Hamlet In Sophocle's Oedipus the King and William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the unruly forces surrounding the protagonists are the source for their downfall. Fate, women, and divine intervention are the foundation for the protagonists' demise. The protagonists are powerless against these elements, and for that reason, are not responsible for their finish. The uncontrollable force of fate is one component that assists in destroying Oedipus

  • Sophocles' Antigone - Antigone and Creon, the Powerful Protagonists

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    The Two Protagonists of Antigone In the classic model of dramatic structure, two characters move the action of the play from introduction to climax to resolution with their conflict. One of these characters is the protagonist; the other is the antagonist. The protagonist is generally regarded as the "good guy," and the antagonist is the "bad guy." In Sophocles' play Antigone, the lines between protagonist and antagonist are blurred. In the Greek tradition, the title character is the protagonist

  • Protagonist as Antagonist: A Study of Petry and Chopin's Works

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    In both Ann Petry’s “Like a Winding Sheet” and Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” the protagonist is also the antagonist. In the story, Like a Winding Sheet its Mae’s husband, Johnson, and in the story Desiree’s Baby it’s Desiree’s husband, Armand. In the beginning of both stories their husband seem to be loving, caring husbands who would never hurt their family. Then, the stories turn in a twist when the husband became insolent and angry toward their wives, but they were feeling furious towards themselves

  • Anti-Hero Protagonist in Euripide´s Medea

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    Medea the Anti-hero An anti-hero is the protagonist of a story who lacks some attributes almost always present in a hero, such as selflessness and mercy. Where the hero will save the antagonist at the end of the story if such an opportunity presents itself, the anti-hero will most likely leave his or her foe to rot and choose to forgo saving the life of an enemy. The anti-hero might go as far as to hasten the humiliation or death of said enemy to further her or his own agenda. In Euripides’ play

  • Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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    Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado Poe's story "The Cask Of Amontillado" introduces two protagonists, Montresor and Fortunato who were friends. The encounters the two men had was hatred and revenge that turned to murder on the behalf of Montressor. The encounter for Fortunato was the appearance of his naivety but he encountered a deadly consequence. Montressor was an angry but proud man who felt that the was wronged. His "vowed revenge"(Sipiora 240) was

  • The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground

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    The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground Dostoevsky’s vision of the world is violent and his characters tortured; it is no wonder that many have viewed his work as prophetic of the 20th century. However, though Dostoevsky, in his unflinching portrayal of depravity, gives the Devil some of his best arguments, the Gospel often triumphs. Ivan Karamazov is at least offered the possibility of repentance when kissed by his saintly brother Alyosha. Raskolnikov, the nihilistic

  • Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels

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    Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels Crack! A lone rifle fires off in the distance on a rainy July morning. A lone soldier in the Calvary fires the shot that starts the bloodiest battle that ever takes place on United States soil. Michael Shaara's book The Killer Angels (1974) takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg and focuses on the thoughts of the individual commanders who led the troops. This thrilling novel covers the four days of this famous battle that

  • Hawthorne’s The Minister's Black Veil – Solitude of the Protagonist and the Author

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    “The Minister’s Black Veil” – Solitude of the Protagonist and the Author Isn’t it more than coincidental that the protagonist in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” and the author himself are both given to solitude and isolation? Literary critics seem to come to a consensus on the subject of Hawthorne’s preference for solitude. Edmund Fuller and B. Jo Kinnick in “Stories Derived from New England Living” state that “Hawthorne was essentially of a solitary nature, and group

  • Compare And Contrast Protagonists From 'The Way Up To Heaven' And 'The Story Of An Hour'

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    portrayed differently, marriage is perceived as a constraint to the protagonists. This has been presented very well in “The Way Up To Heaven” penned by Roald Dahl who blatantly critiques the accepted societal roles of women in the mid-twentieth century and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin who highlights a woman’s plight in the 19th century. This is not only painted through the events of the stories, but also through the way each protagonist evolves into a dynamic character. The two main characters in

  • Analysis of Autistic Protagonist Christopher in the Curious Incident of Dog in Midnight by Mark Haddon

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    In this essay that follows, I shall be analysing on the autistic protagonist Christopher, from Mark Haddon book, the curious incident of dog in midnight (2003). It will look at Christopher’s inability to understand people’s emotions, behave, and think differently than others. Christopher, demonstrates list of features that may suggest the signs of Asperger’s syndrome (ASD).In this essay I shall also highlight on the events, that occurs in Christopher’s life while investigate on the mysterious death