No, this isn’t who the story is about. It’s also not the person we care the most about. And it certainly isn’t interchangeable with
Main Character or
Hero. In Dramatica the
Protagonist is very clearly defined: that objective character that both Pursues and Considers the
Story Goal. Now, sometimes this character can also be the Main Character (in which case he or she is considered a
Hero), but it doesn’t always have to be that way.
Identifying The Protagonist And Antagonist Of A Complete Story
Narratives develop integrity by ignoring commonly accepted value judgments of good and bad.
Redefining Protagonist and Main Character
Understanding the difference between the two opens up whole new worlds of storytelling possibilities.