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Hard Times

Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Louisa

Sometimes the protagonist is a hero, and sometimes just the main character. Louisa is a deeply flawed young woman, but we care about her progress, and want for her to become a better person with a more fulfilling less emotionally-repressed life. When she is sad, we are meant to empathize, and when she is happy we celebrate with her.


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