n. the lead character of a story; she who creates a story by experiencing narrative

Teaching sentence 1:

Justine, the protagonist, vacillates endlessly in the paradoxical simultaneity of her unique and particular situation and the universal themes at hand. In other words, this story may not be hers alone.

Teaching Sentence 2:

“U and I are characters,” said the protagonist. “As in: there are 26 unique characters in the English language.”

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