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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers

Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

Society

Not to sound dramatic, but the entire world functions as an antagonist here. All of our main characters are victims to things like violence, accidents, cruelty, poverty, racism – the list goes on. No one person is the source of conflict for our protagonist; no one person is keeping them from their happy ending. Nope, even better: the entire world is out to get them.


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