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Hero, heroine

The hero can be the protagonist of the film but these are often two separate characters. On the other hand, in some cases as in old fairytales and legends, the main character is called the hero or heroine. In these stories the hero is at first small and humble, and certainly does not believe in his chances of being a hero. An example of this would be King Arthur.

In a film the protagonist can be distinguished from the hero by the fact that the protagonist develops further while the hero doesn't. The hero is always strong, skillful and strong-minded.

Princess Leia of the Star Wars is a skillful and confident heroine with a pure heart, openly wanting from the very beginning different things than the antagonist Darth Vader.

Legends: King Arthur & the Matter of Britain. [www.legends.dm.net/kingarthur]

Star Wars. [www.starwars.com]


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