One definition of a protagonist is a character that goes through change. And part of the definition is that the antagonist is the cause of the change. In this selection of the story, the main character, Margaret is affected by the loss of her father, who suffers a heart attack, and then the loss of her best friend who moves away. As she adapts to that change she discovers new talents and new friends. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
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