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  • Protagonists

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    Protagonists The protagonists in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “The Storm”, and “Eveline” all seem to have similarities in their character. They are all women that have lived in an era in which women are seen as nothing. This woman had no identity in this world because they were told what to do by men. Human nature is also another important element that these women have in common. Calixta from “The Storm” is a married woman with a family. She is living in a time period in which woman have no control

  • 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

  • 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

  • Female Protagonists

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    The desire for freedom is a similar aspect of the female protagonists Louise Mallard, Mathilde Loisel, and Emily Grierson.In Kate Chopin's, "The Story of an Hour," Guy DE Maupassant's, "The Necklace," and William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," the female protagonist's have a desire for freedom. The stories are about three women living in patriarchal societies. Each character longs for freedom in a different way, but because of the men in their lives they are unable to make their own life decisions

  • The Mass-Western Protagonist

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    inspiration. Yet the final product does not transcend the subgenre so much as it becomes an archetype; The Tall T is decidedly grounded within the narrative territory of the mass-produced Western. This is perhaps most evident in the portrayal of the protagonist, Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott), who exhibits all the right characteristics of the Western hero. From the beginning, Brennan is visually equated with the towering, enduring, primordial boulders of Boetticher’s landscape by his sartorial style and

  • 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

  • The Unusual Protagonist of Grettir's Saga

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    The Unusual Protagonist of Grettir's Saga The decision to make Grettir the protagonist for Grettir's Saga is an interesting if not unusual choice on the part of the author(s). Examination of this atypical choice speaks volumes about the Icelandic society in the 13th century, when it is believed the saga was written down, as well as Icelandic society during the 10th century, when the majority of the action in the saga occurs. Before we begin an analysis and examination of Grettir, however

  • 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

  • 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

  • Similarities Among Children's Book Protagonists

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    Protagonists in children’s books all present many similarities. In most of these books, the protagonist must fight against the antagonist to survive. They also have grown up with an absence of one or both parents, or have grown up with other family members who range from unkind to abusive. Other protagonists have to overcome challenges that have been put before them that they sometimes struggle to achieve. Protagonists sometimes have some type of unusual powers or abilities for which they are either