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Protagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples

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The _____ is the main character in a story or movie.

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1. The protagonist seeks _____ in a story.

2. The _____ is the opposing force, working against the protagonist's desire for resolution.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test you on the protagonist in literary work. You'll want to know the characteristics of the protagonist and his goal in a story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The opposing force
  • Identify the protagonist in Star Wars
  • Who should the reader identify with

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as protagonist and antagonist
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding protagonists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about protagonists

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Protagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn some difficulties protagonists deal with
  • Differentiate protagonist and antagonist
  • Identify examples of protagonists
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