Question: Can The Protagonist Not Be The Main Character?

Is a protagonist always good?

Protagonists aren’t always “good”—many are dishonest or even criminal—but they always have the sympathy and support of the audience.

The opposite of the protagonist is the antagonist: a character that opposes or thwarts the main character.

Not all stories that have protagonists also have antagonists..

Can a protagonist be a villain?

The villain protagonist. Short answer: yes, a protagonist can be evil. Villain protagonists are nowhere near as common as heroes, but can be done well if you do the necessary character-building, which we’ll go into shortly. Sometimes the villain protagonist will start evil and become a better person at the end.

Can a character change?

Characters change because: The experiences they undergo during the story alter their perception of the world, of other characters, and of themselves. The world is changing around them and they need to adapt.

How does the protagonist change from the beginning of the story to the end in condensed milk?

The protagonist changes from the beginning of the story to the end because at the beginning of the story he was going to try escaping with Shestakov if he brought him condensed milk. At the end of the story when Shestakov brought him the milk, he drank all the milk then turned his back Shestakov.

Can you have 2 protagonists?

Just because a story has multiple POVs doesn’t necessarily mean there are multiple protagonists. However, you cannot have multiple protagonists without having multiple POVs because, as readers, we need to experience every storyline and character arc for a main character.

Is the hero always the protagonist?

The hero and the protagonist are often confused, but in fact a hero is a type of protagonist. All stories must have a protagonist, but not all stories need a hero.

Can the antagonist be the main character?

The protagonist is the one who is the prime mover of the effort to achieve the goal. The antagonist is all about preventing the protagonist from achieving the goal. … So, any character in a story can be the main character, not just protagonist or antagonist.

Can a story not have a protagonist?

So the Main Character is the central character in the Main Character Throughline while the Protagonist is the central character in the Objective Story Throughline. They can, and often are, the same character but they don’t necessarily have to be. In fact, there are many stories that don’t follow this pattern.

Does a character have to change?

So long as your character’s behaviours remains true to their desires, flaws and strengths, any outcome to their story will be equally valid—regardless of whether they’ve changed in an outwardly notable way. Characters don’t have to change as long as their choices remain true to their desires, flaws, and strengths.

What are the 4 types of characters?

One way to classify characters is by examining how they change (or don’t change) over the course of a story. Grouped in this way by character development, character types include the dynamic character, the round character, the static character, the stock character, and the symbolic character.

Can the protagonist change?

So, what it boils down to is that: the protagonist will change, or. the protagonist will serve as a good example and influence someone else to change (but not necessarily the antagonist).

Can the protagonist be evil?

Can the protagonist be the bad guy? Yes! Though not as common as traditional, heroic protagonists, or even anti-heroes with complex motivations, there are some fully malevolent villains that serve as the protagonists of their own stories.