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    Senior Member Cheryl Morton's Avatar
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    Must every good story have an antagonist? Who (or what) are some of the most unusual antagonists you've observed?


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    An antagonist is a character, group of characters, or an institution, that represents the opposition against which the protagonist must contend.

    Yes, you always need an antagonist. But remember that the antagonist does not have to be a person. It can be a bug. Sand. City hall. God. A disturbing dream in the mind of a comatose protagonist. The possibilities are limitless.
    Last edited by leslee; 06-05-2011 at 08:39 AM.

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    Amy Lou
    Again, Leslee is right. You do always need an antagonist and she gave you some awesome examples! They don't always have to be a "bad guy"

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