Impact Character as Protagonist

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Impact Character as Protagonist

Postby phillybudd » Mar 10, 2010 8:13 am

Hi Chris,

on the topic of a character other than the MC being the protagonist (e.g. To Kill a Mockingbird): I'm wondering if there has been any discussion here -- or if you could point me at an example of a story where this occurs -- of the impact character as Protagonist?

(By the way, I DID search the forum here for it, but got the response that "impact" and "protagonist" were "too common" and were excluded from my search!)

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: Impact Character as Protagonist

Postby Chris Huntley » Mar 21, 2010 8:04 am

Here are some examples:

- Road to Perdition: Father (Tom Hanks) is the IC protagonist. Son is MC.

- Sherlock Holmes novels, generally: Holmes is the protagonist/IC. Watson is the MC.

- The Terminator: Kyle Reese, IC protagonist. Sarah Connor is the MC.

- The Great Gatsby: Gatsby is the protagonist IC. The writer Nick Carraway is the MC.

- All About Eve: Though these are complex characters, Eve Harrington is the IC/Pursue character. Margo Channing is the MC.

These are just a few that come to mind.
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Re: Impact Character as Protagonist

Postby phillybudd » Mar 21, 2010 12:22 pm

Ah! Great examples, thanks!

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Re: Impact Character as Protagonist

Postby phillybudd » Mar 23, 2010 1:21 pm

Actually what I think is another great example: Shawshank Redemption -- yes??

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Re: Impact Character as Protagonist

Postby Chris Huntley » Mar 24, 2010 9:51 am

Yes.
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