Identify the protagonist of "The Leap."

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The term "protagonist" is actually derived from classical Greek and literally means first contestant or leading actor. It is used by literary critics to refer to the most important character in a literary work.

In "The Leap", the two most important characters are the narrator and her mother Anna. Although the narrator is the viewpoint character, Anna comes across somewhat more vividly than the narrator, who considers herself somewhat of failure, especially in contrast to the heroism of drama of her mother's life.

Although one could make an argument that the narrator is the protagonist in so far as the portrait of Anna is constructed as a way for the narrator to resolve issues about her own identity, a stronger case can be made for Anna, as she is in many ways a traditionally heroic character, gifted with tremendous physical prowess and courage.

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