Protagonist: The main or central character in a narrative. The protagonist is the character whose story we follow as we watch or read



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Please define/explain each of the following terms or phrases:



  1. Protagonist:

The main or central character in a narrative. The protagonist is the character whose story we follow as we watch or read.
Is every protagonist a hero? Is there a difference? If so, what is it?

  1. Antagonist:

Usually, the character in a narrative who stands in direct opposition to or conflict with the protagonist. In some instances, the antagonist may be a group of people, some force in nature, or some aspect of the main character’s psyche.
Is every antagonist a villain? Is there a difference? If so, what is it?

  1. Exposition:

In a narrative, the immediate or gradual revelation of the setting, characters, relationships, and other information necessary for understanding the story’s plot.
Is there a difference between exposition and context?


  1. Conflict

The primary struggle or source of tension or drama in a story; conflict represents a disruption of what is normal in the lives of the main characters.
Are all conflicts negative? If not, give an example of a positive conflict.

  1. Rising Action

The section of the story where the tension increases and the characters move farther away from what’s normal for them.


  1. Climax

The high point of drama or tension in a narrative.


  1. Falling Action

The section of the story where the tension decreases and the characters move back towards a “new normal”for them.


  1. Resolution

The final unwinding of the plot and the resolving of the narrative’s primary tensions and plots. Another way to this of resolution is as the restoration of “the normal,” or perhaps the creation of a “new normal” in place of the normal that was disrupted or destroyed by the central conflicts or tensions in the narrative.



  1. Moral Victory

10. Pyrrhic Victory

11.“You Can’t Fight City Hall”



Is “fighting City Hall” the same as fighting “the System”? Explain.




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