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protagonist

the principal character in a play, story, etc.
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Another important detail is the protagonism of the feminine, due both to the director's perspective (with a strong interaction with and sympathy for a thorough reformulation of masculinity/femininity), and to Penelope Gilliatt's script, which allowed for the characterization of Alex, including sex scenes between her and Bob, too erotic for the mainstream cinema of the time.
In the context of such a friendship as Andrew's and mine, it does not matter who begins, who assumes the protagonism, who provides the key to or the crux of the argument.
In spite of its moments of protagonism, particularly those related to
Strengthening of a traditional territorial tenure system through protagonism in monitoring activities by lobster fishermen from the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile.
Independently of the style employed to integrate the research subjects into the account, it is important to consider the possibility of other products, with other forms of protagonism.
Because this strategy also diluted the chances for protagonism, it became both an aesthetic and a political resource to rehearse polysemie, cluttered, and motley politics.
Diniz (2009) and Jovarauskiene and Pilinkiene (2009) also recognize a certain protagonism of governments by proposing that they have important roles to pay, mainly in regulating the activities of companies and citizens in the area of electronic commerce, and also as agents themselves able to incorporate technological resources to offer information and services to citizens.
The tourism resources have high protagonism in the four models, constituting high competitiveness factors, although Hong's model shows them as competitive advantages.
This expansion can be justified by the political situation experienced during the period, in which there was an obvious protagonism of workers in the attempt to change Brazilian society [23] and due to the instability caused by the rise in inflation and the subsequent increase in the cost of living.
He argues that the Norman dukes had a unique capacity for protagonism in the middle of the eleventh century and that this allowed them to initiate the expansion of their power; thereafter, the extended range of their influence meant that others had to engage with them in order to do what they wanted.
The difficulty to satisfactorily accomplish the change of role in the Movement also seems to be related to the interruption between participation and action, in which participation constitutes the nature of juvenile protagonism, and of the position of girl, whereas the field of action is reserved to the position of educator.
If we accept, as David Bordwell argues in "The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice," that the "art film" is a distinct and historically conditioned mode of cinematographic discourse, and, if we accept that one of the principal codes viewers turn to in making sense of the inherent ambiguity and/or obscurity of the art film is that of "authorial expressivity," then the destabilization of authorial protagonism within the film's diegesis compels us to seek that protagonism precisely in the extra-diegetic authorial code, in the machinations of the auteur himself.