's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,
Hamlet is the protagonist. He is set in a tragic situation, where the ghost of his dead father urges him to take revenge on his uncle, who had murdered the father. Portrait of Hamlet by William Morris Hunt, oil on canvas, circa 1864.
A protagonist (from the Greek πρωταγωνιστής protagonistes, "one who plays the first part, chief actor") is the main character (the central or primary personal figure) of a literary, theatrical, cinematic, or musical narrative, who ends up in conflict because of the antagonist. The audience is intended to most identify with the protagonist. In the theatre of Ancient Greece, three actors played all of the main dramatic roles in a tragedy; the leading role was played by the protagonist, while the other roles were played by deuteragonist and the tritagonist.
The terms protagonist and main character are variously explained and, depending on the source, may denote different concepts. In fiction, the story of the protagonist can be told from the perspective of a different character (who may also, but not necessarily, be the narrator). An example would be a narrator who relates the fate of several protagonists, perhaps as prominent figures recalled in a biographical perspective.
(The main character) Sometimes, antagonists and protagonists may overlap, depending on what their ultimate objectives are considered to be. Often, the protagonist in a narrative is also the same person as the focal character, though the two terms are distinct. Excitement and intrigue alone is what the audience feels toward a focal character, while a sense of empathy about the character's objectives and emotions is what the audience feels toward the protagonist. Although the protagonist is often referred to as the "good guy", it is entirely possible for a story's protagonist to be the clear villain, or antihero, of the piece.
The principal opponent of the protagonist is a character known as the antagonist, who represents or creates obstacles that the protagonist must overcome. As with protagonists, there may be more than one antagonist in a story. The antagonist may be the story's hero; for example, where the protagonist is a criminal, the antagonist could be a law enforcement agent that tries to capture him.
Sometimes, a work will offer a particular character as the protagonist, only to dispose of that character unexpectedly, as a dramatic device. Such a character is called a false protagonist. Marion in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is a famous example.
When the work contains subplots, these may have different protagonists from the main plot. In some novels, the protagonists may be impossible to identify, because multiple plots in the novel do not permit clear identification of one as the main plot, such as in Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle, depicting a variety of characters imprisoned and living in a gulag camp, or in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, depicting 15 major characters involved in or affected by a war.
In psychodrama, the "protagonist" is the person (group member, patient or client) who decides to enact some significant aspect of his life, experiences or relationships on stage with the help of the psychodrama director and other group members; in this case, the protagonist takes supplementary roles as auxiliary egos.
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Fri, 17 May 2013 22:03:44 -0700
EXCLUSIVE: Artificial Eye and Protagonist pick up Microwave feature Lilting starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei. Film London Microwave backed-drama Lilting, starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei, has been picked up by Protagonist Pictures for ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:22:42 -0700
Ahoy! I've got a couple new Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailers for you scurvy dogs! One's a brief history of the “Golden Age of Piracy” and the other focuses in on the game's protagonist, Edward Kenway, who seems a lot more, well, bitter than ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 09:17:33 -0700
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Mon, 13 May 2013 10:31:59 -0700
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Fri, 17 May 2013 07:10:41 -0700
St Kilda small forward Stephen Milne is set to play the greatest number of games ever, 265, by a rookie-listed player in the AFL this Sunday against Adelaide. There is no doubt Milne's on-field peskiness has made him a player supporters love to hate ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 23:05:34 -0700
Protagonist Pictures has recently boarded sales on Peter Capaldi's comedy Born To Be King, set to star Ewan McGregor and Kate Hudson. Shoot is due for October in UK. Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz are producing with Lionsgate distributing in the UK.
Fri, 10 May 2013 09:36:23 -0700
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Fri, 03 May 2013 20:53:55 -0700
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