Protagonist meaning

prō-tăgə-nĭst
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The main character in a drama or other literary work.
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Protagonist is defined as the main character of a story.

An example of protagonist is Alice in the story, Alice in Wonderland.

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A person who is a leader, activist, proponent, etc.
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The main character in a any story, such as a literary work or drama.
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In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
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An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.
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A leading person in a contest; a principal performer.
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The main character in a drama, novel, or story, around whom the action centers.
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A proponent; an advocate.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Surface analysis prot- +‎ agonist (“combatant, participant”).

    From Wiktionary