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
People often say Hollywood doesn’t have a heritage of strong female protagonists.
This image of a man driven to the brink by human cruelty to an animal would have seized the attention of one of the more intriguing protagonists in recent Italian fiction, the Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti.
The game’s story unfolds through the perspectives of three nameless protagonists: a contract killer preparing a hit, a photographer exploring a forest, and a man smuggling mysterious VHS tapes across a border.
Still, Negan assaults Rick, breaking the protagonist's leg.
Every shot feels essential, and many are startling, but especially those from the protagonist's perspective.
Coming into the league will be the 23rd franchise, Los Angeles FC, also one of the protagonists of the offseason in terms of transfers.
The coming election marks a generational shift in power, a last hurrah for the octogenarians who fought alongside Fidel and Raúl Castro during the Cuban Revolution, and the introduction of the protagonists of Cuba’s future.
But according to a depressing new study, the number of female protagonists in film actually decreased last year.
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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".
Origin and Etymology of protagonist
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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