What defines a protagonist?
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work. a proponent for or advocate of a political cause, social program, etc. the leader or principal person in a movement, cause, etc.
Can a protagonist be evil?
The simple answer is no, the protagonist cannot be the antagonist, as the antagonist is defined by being opposed to the protagonist. They are antonym in that one opposes the other, but you could argue that they are a binary pair. Making the protagonist a bad guy is much more difficult, but can be done.
Can the antagonist be a feeling?
According to Wikipedia: “An antagonist is a person or group of people who oppose the main character.” But the antagonist can also be non-human. It can be a dragon, a Martian, a volcano, a disease like Parkinson’s; anything that opposes the protagonist.
Can an antagonist be the main character?
The protagonist is the one who is the prime mover of the effort to achieve the goal. The antagonist is all about preventing the protagonist from achieving the goal. So, any character in a story can be the main character, not just protagonist or antagonist.
What makes a villain likeable?
Villain Characteristics Checklist: He has many likeable qualities. He’s a worthy enough opponent to make your hero look good. You (and your reader) like when he’s on stage. He’s clever and accomplished enough that people must lend him begrudging respect.