So many D-words, so little time. Since I had a hard time picking a particular word, I’ve decided to include more than one. I think it’s okay, though, since I’ll do none of them justice so it will all balance out.
Dream-places. Once in awhile, I’ll have a dream about a place that feels so familiar, it seems it must be a real place I have lived in or visited. But after I wake up and search my memory, I come up blank. It’s as if the place in the dream is a place I remember, but the memory is false. Or, maybe my memory is really of a place I’ve only been in my dreams.
Perhaps it’s a form of déjà vu? Have you had this happen? Is there a term for it?
According to Wikipedia, “the deuteragonist is the second most important character, after the protagonist…” In literature, the deuteragonist is often a “sidekick” character, but could also be a second antagonist.
I might argue that the “second most important character” should be the antagonist, but maybe I’m getting overwhelmed with all the agonists.
Have you ever heard of deuteragonist before? (And can it be a real word if it gets flagged by spell-check?)