Short Essay Answer Key
1. Most of the major characters are introduced in these first dozen or so chapters and much of what is written is about the protagonist(s), antagonist(s) and secondary characters. Define those three terms.
Protagonist is the main character in a novel and the action of the novel is usually built around this character; there can be more than one protagonist and in some cases, a clearly-identifiable protagonist is not possible. An antagonist is a character which works in opposition to the main character's goal(s); the antagonist is not necessarily "evil," but has an agenda that for some reason hinders the protagonist. An antagonist does not have to be human. Secondary characters support the roles of the protagonist and antagonist and are often "flat" characters in that they have one or two predominant personality traits and are not developed much beyond those traits.
2. Identify who...
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