An example of protagonist is Alice in the story, Alice in Wonderland.
Origin of protagonist
- Greek prōtagōnistēs prōto- proto- agōnistēs actor, combatant (from agōnizesthai to contend) (from agōn contest) (from agein to drive, lead ag- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (protagonistes, “a chief actor”), from πρῶτος (protos, “first”) + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistēs, “a combatant, pleader, actor”).