Protagonist & Antagonist ~ A Different Definition

There are Three Essential Characters in Every Story. There may be any number of side characters, but in traditional Adventures, and Romances of every stripe the main conflict is usually, if not always, a triangle of complimentary opposites.

Translation: You could tell the WHOLE story with ONLY these Three Characters; perhaps not with any real detail, but you could still do the entire basic plotline. (Yes I know, I’ve said some of this before. Bear with me.)

THREE Characters?

Yep. I’m sure you’re familiar with: Hero – Villain – Heroine (or Sidekick) already. Those are pretty darn standard. So, let’s define them in a more Literary, (and complicated,) fashion shall we?


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    The Heroine. As the sidekick. Really? I will express my displeasure with a strongly worded letter AGAINST THIS TYPE OF...
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