No Name Protagonist?

I have noticed a lot of older stories the main protagonist has no name or their name isn’t revealed unless the speaker is addressed by another character. And then sometimes when someone address them, they aren’t call them by name. They’re referred to as “Sir or Ma’am.” I noted to be especially true of stories told from first person experience. I guess it would seem awkward for the protagonist  to say, “My name is John  Smith, I live down on Cranberry Lane in a town called Louvre. Let me tell you what happened to the me the other night…..”

These stories are interesting for they leave us with more questions than answers. The mystery is the beauty.

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About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to No Name Protagonist?

  1. lbeth1950 says:

    I have noticed this too. It’s interesting if you can’t tell their gender right from, too.

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    • I think it add mystery to the story. You don’t know if it’s a man or woman telling the story. You kinda settle in the runt that it’s a story about the gender neutrality of the human condition

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  2. Duke of Marborlo says:

    How will you know who the story is about?

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    • Hello Duke, that’s an interesting question. From those I read, you identify the character by attributes rather than name such as where they live, what they are doing, and the storyline itself. It more like, “The Man Who Lived On Baker Street.”

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