Definition: The antagonist (bad guy) is the character who is placed in opposition to the protagonist (good guy). He is a rival or enemy of the protagonist.
Lesson 1: Name the protagonist in three different novels, short stories, dramas, or epics that you have studied. In each instance, give the title of the work, followed by the name of the character.
Lesson 2: Choose three literary works that contain an antagonist. Identify the nature of the antagonist(s), which may be a character, a larger force, and/or a set of conflicting emotions or desires within the protagonist. For each example, explain the effects that the antagonist has on the meaning and tone of the work.
Lesson 3: Name four foil characters in at least two literary works, either those cited above or different ones. Then explain how each character acts as a foil to the protagonist.