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  1. #1
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    Protagonist vs hero

    Is there a difference between these two words when referring to the main character in a work of fiction? I can't find any. Thank you.

  2. #2
    meez is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Protagonist vs hero

    Protagonist describes merely the main character who is not necessarily a hero.
    A Hero on the other hand can be the protagonist but doesn't have to.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Protagonist vs hero

    The hero of a novel is the chief character [male] whereas a protagonist can be any character involved in the action.

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