Re: Fatal Flaw?
I get that everyone wants the letters - even Rick.
But I don't see how Laszlo's reasons (and actions) for getting the letters make him different enough to be considered the protagonist.
The backdrop is a world where Letters of Transit are a valuable commodity.
There's a story objective - who will get the letters.
There's a protagonist objective - who will get the girl.
Often the protagonist's objective must be set aside until the story objective is resolved. Often the two are resolved at the same time.
Rick is the one with the thematic change.
Laszlo is a saint throughout the story.
"I am the story itself; its source, its voice, its music."
- Clive Barker, Galilee