what are the Synonyms of "central character"?

how can i explain that Doctorow's Ragtime does not have a central character?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    pro·tag·o·nist (prō-tăg'ə-nĭst)

    n.

    The main character in a drama or other literary work.

    In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.

    A leading or principal figure.

    The leader of a cause; a champion.

    Usage Problem. A proponent; an advocate.

    Ragtime in particular, expresses his political beliefs as well as the time in which he wrote. Doctorow published Ragtime in 1975, the year in which the Vietnam War came to a close. The 1970s were a time in which many Americans grew disillusioned about both international and domestic issues. In Ragtime, Doctorow does not specifically address the events of his time, but rather lays out his beliefs through the framework of earlier American history. In his rendering of turn-of-the-century America, he expresses his liberal ideology. Some critics have labeled his views "radical Jewish humanism." In his identification with certain oppressed populations such as African Americans and immigrants, he demonstrates compassion and social awareness.

  • 1 decade ago

    Protagonist. Read the book.

  • 1 decade ago

    Protagonist, main character, pivotal character, lead character, hero, principle-that's all I can think of sorry!!

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