The main character in a narrative or dramatic work. As stated by J.A Cuddon Dictiionary of Literary Terms pg. 406 Often referred to as a "Protagonist". The hero in a dramatic work can cause much criticism due to the expectations of the reader that the character may be superior or display likeable qualities. For example In "Yellow Woman, a shart narrative by Leslie Marmon Silko, the expectations of the Indian woman to remain faithful to her husband and not have an affair with a stranger, thus resulting in mixed emotions by the reader. When the expectations of the reader be disappointed the character the "Protagonist" will in lamens terms be referred to as the ant-heroine.