December 15, 2022
Merriam-Webster defines the protagonist as this.
: the principal character in a literary work (such as a drama or story)
: the leading actor or principal character in a television show, movie, book, etc.
: an active participant in an event
: a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause: CHAMPION
DID YOU KNOW?
Struggle, or conflict is central to drama. The protagonist or hero of a play, novel, or film is involved in a struggle of some kind, either against someone or something else or even against his or her own emotions. So the hero is the “first struggler”, which is the literal meaning of the Greek word prōtagōnistēs. A character who opposes the hero is the antagonist, from a Greek verb that means literally “to struggle against”.
CNN had a touching video tribute to Boss and within it were the thoughts we should all keep in our own minds.
“It’s heartbreaking to hear that someone who brought so much joy to a room, was hurting so much behind closed doors,” Justin Timberlake wrote in a tribute on Instagram. “I’ve known [Boss] for over 20 years through the dance community – he always lit everything and everyone up. You just never know what someone is going through.”