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Research by Virginia Tech found that reading so-called "chick lit" books in which the protagonist worried about her weight, made women uncomfortable about their own body image, the Independent reported.
Stepping Westward" links up with the earlier "The Dower House," both riffing Jane Austen's Persuasion, with different Elliots encountering protagonists who engage in some actions and thoughts familiar to readers of that novel.
To what extent the seizure of power brings a city towards the state of high idea-exchange is something that you will certainly never get the protagonists to agree about.
In the former movie, Gabbard insists that almost all of the white American or English jazz musicians, including the protagonist, Dickie Greenleaf, play in styles closely associated with African Americans.
My novel's protagonists, actress Angela; her mother Mildred, who is a 1950s homemaker; and Angela's daughter, Tamara, an aspiring filmmaker, all have complicated, conflicted relationships to history.
Unlike many baffled Canadian protagonists before and after him, we sense that Gus just might be resourceful enough to find his balance.
These chapters, along the lines of but more explicitly and fully than the references to the ominous deaths of two of the author's main protagonists, point to setbacks and limitations.
In fact this is the best story of its type I have read since The Gold Ogre by Kenneth Robeson, a novel of the Doc Savage series of the 1930s-40s pulp era, that also featured a group of juvenile protagonists.
To assess cultural values, Rose analyzes the degree to which literary protagonists occupy male and female subject positions, and for her case studies she has chosen canonical and non-canonical literature, by male and female writers, in a variety of genres.
Genre fantasy's dominant narrative structure is comedic (Attebery 15): a fantasy's protagonists are confronted with a problem (the antagonist's destructive effect on their landscape) which must be resolved before they can integrate themselves into their own societies.
On first glance, the stories share obvious traits: the titles are common flora and represent the goal of the protagonists' quests; the stories are set in an institution where anonymity of patient and prisoner is the norm; the protagonists have not chosen to be there; the stories focus on an existence of solitude; and, in both stories the minds of the protagonists uniquely empower seemingly insignificant flowers, an empowerment which reveals awareness and action that distinguish the characters' individual domains.