Most stories contain two main characters – the protagonist and the antagonist. The protagonist is the character who the reader feels the most empathy with. His story is told by the narrator who could be the protagonist themselves, or a different character, or even a disembodied voice. The antagonist is a character who opposes the protagonist. Antagonists can come in many forms. In some stories the antagonist could be a concept rather than a person (the ocean, a jungle or a business for example), and is basically anything with which the protagonist must ‘fight’.
This is the third in our series of four quizzes on fictional characters. Maybe the characters in Shakespeare and Robert Louis Stevenson will give you few problems but how much do you know about the people portrayed by Evelyn Waugh, Larry McMurtry and Frances Hodgson Burnett? Find out by playing this fun quiz which has questions on works as varied as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Little Lord Fauntleroy!