Originally Posted by NikeeGoddess
no, i said the storyteller is the protagonist, not the main character. in my examples the protagonist is telling a story about how the main character changed him or her life forever.*
this doesn't apply to every single movie. most times the main character and the protagonist are the same person. i was just showing that sometimes they're not.
*in shawshank - redd talks about how he spent so many years inside that he didn't think he could survive in the real world. remember when the first old guy got released and hung himself? redd thought he was on that same path but andy's desire to get out of that prison even after 17 years inspired him to survive out there. that's why redd is the protagonist and andy is the main character.
*mockingbird was a coming of age story. the story of the main character (atticus) was told by the protagonist (scout) and she was telling us how her greatness of her father changed her life forever.
Same goes for Stand by Me, where the narrator, Richard Dryefuss, is the reflective adult of one of the geeky, trio of misfits (can't remember the character's name).