Antagonist Essays

  • Antagonists In The Kite Runner

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    The characters that are portrayed as villains in literature are called antagonists, but what happens when there isn’t a main villain within a novel? In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there is not a central, physical antagonist. With this in mind, the main character Amir faced many trials and tribulations within his life, but the main antagonist in the novel was the guilt within himself. Throughout his life, his past haunted him no matter where he was, and defined who he was; defining

  • Jake Gittes: The Antagonist In The Film Chinatown

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    What makes an antagonist an antagonist is his willingness to do whatever it takes to reach his goal, no matter who or what gets hurt along the way. This includes the common people who are powerless against the evils that come to find them. In the 1974 film Chinatown, Noah Cross is the antagonist whose plan is to use innocent people and an entire city’s water supply to make a fortune. He doesn’t care about anyone he hurts along the way, even his own daughter, Evelyn Mulray, whom he’s taken advantage

  • Friendship In John Knowles A Separate Peace

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    While there are a plethora of themes in John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace, one of the most significant themes is friendship. The World English Dictionary defines a friend as "a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty." A Separate Peace explores conflicts between two close friends, Gene Forrester and Phineas. Gene is a studious, hardworking boy, while Phineas, or Finny, is an adept, natural athlete. They are well acquainted at the beginning of the story, but

  • Villains In Beowulf

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    fear for 12 winters, Grendel’s mother that kills Hrothmund’s dear friend, Aeshere, and the dragon that burns down villages. From their perspective, these three fiends are pure definition of a villain, where as Beowulf is the great vanquisher. The antagonists that the audience claims from the poem should be reconsidered

  • The Stolen Book Summary

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    Gemma is the protagonist and Ty is the antagonist. Some other characters include her parents, who can be seen as the antagonist as well. In the book it states, “Gem, they loved work and expensive things and influential friends more than you. They only loved you when you acted like them.” This quote shows how Gemma “save” her. Both

  • Priscilla And The Wimpss Analysis

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    Monk. The actions that happen because of conflicts can create tension or they can resolve issues. The character v.s character conflicts in “Ta-Na-E-Ka” and “Priscilla and the Wimps” cause the characters to act out against the antagonist. These actions against the antagonist cause tensions. In “Ta-Na-E-Ka” by Mary Whitebird, there is a ritual called

  • Raiden The Moon King: Super Villains

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    the evil person. First of all, the villain, or the antagonist of the story, always have some type of conflict with the hero, or the protagonist. Second, most villains are cold heart-ed and will do anything to achieve their goals. Lastly, villains tends to deceive the hero and leads them to a wrong path. Raiden the Moon King from the movie "Kubo and the Two strings" is in fact a great example of an evil villain. The Moon King is not only the antagonist of the story, but he is also the protagonist's grandfather

  • Antagonist In Antigone

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    6, 2017 Protagonist and Antagonist of Antigone Antigone is a famous Greek tragedy story by Sophocles. This story about a young girl who punished by a king, for breaks the king’s decree. In this play, two main characters move forward the story from starting to climax and climax to end. One of the characters of this play is the antagonist and another is the protagonist. The protagonist is a good guy, who plays the positive role model role in the play. The antagonist is a bad guy who play the

  • Robert E. Lee Is Dead Character Analysis

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    Is she the antagonist or is she the protagonist? Although Crytsal commits many shocking actions, she is a good- hearted person. Crystal, the main character of Evans’ story, is a morally ambiguous character who some readers might identify as bad. Although Crystal is

  • The Devil's Arithmetic: A Literary Analysis

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    They are different in their setting and point of view. Similar in their protagonist, antagonist, and theme. They both are two very great books that teach readers about the tragic history. Most people are too caught up in their electronics these days that they don’t get to learn about what happened in the real world. They worry too much about

  • Sophocles Antigone: The Hero's Journey

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    Campbell’s theory but master the ideals of a protagonist but still battle for the position at the same time. It’s more or less a toss up to put it simply, but there are strong events and decisions within the tragedy that unfolds somewhat who the antagonist and protagonist is. Similar to the characters in Finding Nemo, Nemo and his father, Marlin, are a debatable pair in deciding who is the lead in the film. They, as do Creon and Antigone, follow the Hero’s Journey rather fluently making the end choice

  • Pride And Symbols In The Necklace By Mme Loisel

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    then what they can achieve. Some people want so much more then what they have just to fit in, that they are willing to borrow or buy something they cannot afford. Throughout The Necklace, you can see why the plot, setting, conflicts, protagonist, antagonist, symbols, and theme shows a valuable meaning of not being too prideful and to telling the truth. In this short story, it takes place in the 1800’s in what maybe France at that time. The main character, Mme Loisel, borrows a necklace she can’t afford

  • Symbolism In Ghostbusters

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    Milo Yiannopoulos’ review of the 2016 film, Ghostbusters expresses his mourning of the death of the beloved franchise; his beloved franchise had a “stake driven through its heart” with its “head chopped off” and “body burned and buried at a crossroad.” His point is made across by the usage of Bill Murray’s character from the movie. In the film, Bill Murray’s character, Martin Heiss was chucked out the window by a ghost; a symbolism to Yiannopoulos as the death of the franchise. While Yiannopoulos

  • My Rountonia Lena Quotes

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    In every story there is an antagonist, and a protagonist. The antagonist is the hero of the story, and typically the most liked character. The protagonist on the other hand is disliked by several people. However, there are also characters that don’t fall into the antagonist category, but they also don’t fit into the protagonist category, these characters are somewhere in-between. In My Àntonia Lena Lingard is one of those characters that is not an antagonist, and she is not a protagonist, she is

  • Good Country People Short Story

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    way to being in control of the level of education that women receive, male spiritual figureheads made every effort to keep women from reaching their full potential. In both short stories, the female protagonist is manipulated by a “religious” male antagonist, impersonating how religion victimizes women. “Good Country People” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” depict two separate but similar tales. Each story describes the horrendous ending of women, that leaves the women physically and mentally damaged

  • Symbolism Of Pearl In Scarlet Letter

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    The fact that Pearl is a symbol with the one soul purpose of reminding her mother of her biggest mistake, Pearl can be seen as an antagonist to Hester. Although Pearl is the only character in the novel who is truly innocent, she is quite an annoyance to her mother. Pearl is a sort of antagonist-protagonist. Not exactly an anti-hero, but close enough. Her mother fears her at some points. As stated in chapter six, "Her [Hester] only real comfort was when the child

  • Frankenstein Quote Analysis

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    Reading is a truly beautiful thing that lets people be taken into another world with intriguing characters that will sometimes leave us thinking for days. Joyce Carol Oates quote, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” explains everything about reading. I have never read a quote that sums up reading more and that quote explains everything when it comes to reading with me. I can get so lost in characters

  • Analysis Of The Film Twelve Angry Men

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    The American Government is made up of three branches: judicial, legislative, and executive. Americans are very fortunate to have a judicial system in the United States, which is based on the idea that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. The same problems still happen today in 2018 that happened in 1957 when the movie Twelve Angry Men by MGM was made. Common reasons jury duty is not popular include taking time off work, not getting the same amount of pay as if one is at work, and simply just

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Unwind

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    Novel choice: Unwind What format did you read? eBook 1. What catastrophe or apocalypse has caused changes to life, culture, and community in this dystopia? The Heartland War is the catastrophe that changed life, culture and community in Unwind. The Heartland War was a bloody second civil war in America that was fought over the issue of abortion and caused a split in the nation between pro-choice and pro-life people. Both sides reached an agreement when a law was passed that allowed parents to

  • A Rose For Emily Character Analysis

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    Grierson is from the story "A Rose for Emily"and is the main character. In a story, you usually have a protagonist which is the hero or main character of the story and also an antagonist which is pretty much the bad guy. Well in "A Rose for Emily," she is both protagonist and antagonist. Emily is qualified to be the antagonist because she murdered Homer Barron. Murder is quite a big deal and would definitely go under as being the bad guy. She also feels superior to everyone so she sticks her nose up