Authors: Can an antagonist be a minor character in a story? If so, how would “play” him/her/it/them in a story?
*how would you “play”
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes, you can. I would "play" them however the story needed, but I think the antagonist needs to be as important as the main character and it's important we understand their actions. Often, the antagonist is the driving force of the mc actions. Their goal would often be a lot easier, if it wasn't for this person. If you barely feature them you'll have to build up the hate and tension another way, otherwise the last "fight" between them wont have any affect on the reader.
- pianomanLv 71 month ago
If you want him/her/it to be minor, of course it can.
- Mark IXLv 71 month ago
Yes, of course they can. When I read your question I immediately thought of Conan Doyle's Moriarty