Main Character vs Protagonist vs Hero
One of the things that came up a few times in some of the asks I was getting was how can I say that Clarke is the main character and then say [whatever issue a given anon had with my interpretation of how the narrative views Clarke] and it got me thinking about how we define main characters and what that means.
Disclaimer, I am not an expert in narrative structure/character archetypes/literature in general. This is entirely coming from my (often times obsessive) exposure to stories and some for funsies self assigned homework I’ve done over the years because I think story structure is neat. I’m probably wrong about stuff. Feel free to correct me but if you’re going to be hostile about it I’ll probably ignore it because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sorry not sorry.
Putting most of this under the cut because SURPRISE it got long. Apologies to everyone on mobile.