Examples of protagonist in a Sentence
Badlands has two protagonists and Days of Heaven four (though both movies are rich in colorful minor roles). —Richard Alleva, Commonweal, 12 Mar. 1999
The protagonists of Gordon's fiction are children who have been saddled with their parents' emotional bad debts. —Judith Thurman, New Yorker, 12 Mar. 1990
The most adamant opposition to my argument is likely to come from protagonists of secular reason … —Glenn Finder, Atlantic, December 1989
She was a leading protagonist in the civil rights movement.
Milton Friedman is usually cited as the leading American protagonist of monetarism.
Recent Examples of protagonist from the Web
While its protagonist doesn't share the struggle of so many of her fellow immigrants, she and the film attempt to understand those who enter the country without as fortunate of circumstances.
Our protagonist ultimately goes on a mission to atone for an old transgression.
Ironically, all the protagonist (Ryan Gosling’s character) knows is that those things HAVE SOUL.
Playing on the ambiguity of whether its protagonist David (Dan Stevens) is suffering from schizophrenia or developing superpowers, Legion is one of the most surreal, daring, visually innovative new shows of the year.
The Handmaid’s Tale will continue in 2018 when Hulu rolls out a second season starring Elisabeth Moss as the show’s fearless protagonist Offred.
When our first protagonist, Aftab, is born in Delhi, his parents are delighted to have a son.
Surreal at times, with poetry and mythology sprinkled in, it is told from the point of view of several protagonists, including that of an omniscient narrator.
The combat-heavy Metro: Exodus trailer didn’t reveal what the game will be about, nor whether series protagonist Artyom would be back.
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Did You Know?
Struggle, or conflict, is central to drama. The protagonist or hero of a play, novel, or film is involved in a struggle of some kind, either against someone or something else or even against his or her own emotions. So the hero is the "first struggler", which is the literal meaning of the Greek word prōtagōnistēs. A character who opposes the hero is the antagonist, from a Greek verb that means literally "to struggle against".
PROTAGONIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protagonist for English Language Learners
: the main character in a novel, play, movie, etc.
: an important person who is involved in a competition, conflict, or cause
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