Category Archives: Protagonist & Antagonist

Keep Your Protagonist Human

Characters have dramatic functions, but the reader or audience needs to identify with them as real people as well. A necessary but difficult task is to intertwine the personal and structural aspects of each character so that they blend seamlessly … Continue reading

Posted in Protagonist & Antagonist | Comments Off on Keep Your Protagonist Human

The Core of Your Protagonist

The Protagonist is one of the most misunderstood characters in a story’s structure. When creating your Protagonist, don’t let him or her get bogged down with all kinds of additional dramatic jobs that may not be necessary for your particular … Continue reading

Posted in Protagonist & Antagonist | Comments Off on The Core of Your Protagonist

Protagonist & Antagonist Archetypes

From Dramatica Unplugged

Posted in Archetypes, Protagonist & Antagonist | Comments Off on Protagonist & Antagonist Archetypes

Protagonist & Antagonist

Protagonist drives the plot forward. Antagonist tries to stop him. The Protagonist is the Prime Mover of the effort to achieve the Story’s Goal. The Antagonist is the Chief Obstacle to that effort. In a sense, Protagonist is the irresistible … Continue reading

Posted in Protagonist & Antagonist | Comments Off on Protagonist & Antagonist