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Trifles, is who is the protagonist? There are seven characters in Trifles and only one of them is the protagonist. One might argue that Mrs. Peters or Mrs. Hale is the protagonist because of the disclosure of their feelings and their constant dialogue about Mr. Wright, who is dead, and Mrs. Wright, who is now in jail for murdering her husband. No, there is not enough profound and sound evidence to support that argument; however, the evidence that supports Mrs. Wright as the protagonist is overwhelming....

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Protagonist and Nora

“It is often said that protagonists in plays are flawed in some way.” To what degree and with what effect are the strengths and weaknesses of the protagonists significant to two or three plays you have studied. In the universality of human experience, every individual has endured a serious flaw in character and lapse of judgement. Playwrights such as Ibsen and Friel move from this macrocosmic view of the human condition, and confine the natural human tendency to reveal their flaws, often in a...

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The Real Protagonist in Antigone

The Real Protagonist of Antigone “My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold the belt up. So which one’s the real hero?” --- Mitch Hedberg The quote by Mitch Hedberg encompasses the great story of Antigone written by the Greek tragedy writer, Sophocles. Greek tradition defines the dramatic protagonist as one who plays the leading character, hero, or heroine. Stemming from this basic definition, classical Greek literature went on to add that the protagonist is the main character whom...

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Julius Caesar: Brutus Is the Protagonist

Julius Caesar: Brutus Is The Protagonist "He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave." - Sir William Drumman All men have the power to reason. Some men can reason better, and more thorough than others. Yet nonetheless, all men can reason. In order to reason, one must clear his mind, be completely impartial, and understand the situation to the best of his ability. The play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, is the story of a man trying his...

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The Protagonist

Blackwell Professor Helen Driver English 1302 January 28, 2013 The Protagonist Have you ever picked up a book and within minutes you couldn’t put it down? Have you felt a deep connection with a character, yet at the same time; not understood why the characters do the things they do? The way we connect with our favorite characters is no accident. The author’s resolve when writing is for the reader to connect with the protagonist of their stories. I know that The author of “Circumcision” Pramoedya...

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"His Moorship's Ancient": Iago as the Protagonist of Othello

Shakespeare is universally revered for his characterization of flawed and psychologically unstable protagonists. Hamlet is a crazed, murdering prince, Lear is narcissistic, senile, and a verbally abusive father, and Macbeth is a murderous traitor to his king and country. These unfavorable and evil attributes serve Shakespeare's main characters by presenting them as realistically written men, and there always seems a degree, however small, of sympathy associated with their respective downfalls and...

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Heathcliff, a protagonist or antagonist?

matter of time before one or both of the lovers were devastated. From the aforementioned information, it becomes obvious that Heathcliff is a protagonist. He may not be the protagonists that many other books depict - not the kind of person who saves the world and manages to fight off the antagonists at the same time. No; Heathcliff is a different type of protagonist. He shows us how deep emotions can go, and how far people will go with those emotions. Heathcliff's emotions are the strongest a person can...

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Compare the Presentation of the Protagonist in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ and ‘Vendetta’

Compare the presentation of the protagonist in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ and ‘Vendetta’ In this essay I am going to compare the two main characters in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ and ‘Vendetta’. I am going to analyse both texts and provide an overview. The main protagonists in both stories are very alike. They both seek avenge on someone they dislike, they are both females and most importantly, they are both murderers. The authors surprise the reader as the tone at the beginning of the texts...

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The Protagonist/Antagonist Dynamic in Fiela’s Child and so Long a Letter

The protagonist/antagonist dynamic in Fiela’s Child and So Long a Letter Women’s struggle for equality is about as common in society as the belief in their inferiority; it is no stretch of the imagination to figure why. The novels Fiela’s Child and So Long a Letter chronicle a woman’s fight for freedom and in so doing maneuver to criticize the patriarchal societies that elicit this struggle. This indictment is communicated by no shortage of means. One method applies the protagonist/antagonist...

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Protagonist and Room

1. I read the book Room, by Emma Donoghue, which was copy-righted in 2010. 2. Emma Donoghue was born in 1969, in Dublin Ireland, where she was the youngest of 8 in her family. As a kid, she attended Catholic convent schools, and then attended the University of Dublin. She moved to England shortly afterwards, where she got her PHD in English from the University of Cambridge. Since then she has made a living by being a writer. She now lives in Canada with her husband, and 2 kids. (Emma...

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