Ashaunti Atkinson is the protagonist of this transgressional fiction. Her character is what you call an anti-hero, her actions and motives being villainous or questionable. Anti-heroes believe the end will justify the means, and true enough - this story ends with eventual redemption through vigilante justice, love, duty, etc. backed by the film's riveting score, which will then prompt the credits to roll as the final scene fades to darkness. You shuffle out of the cinema, wiping the tears from your eyes as you gush to your friend about the cinematic brilliance that was this motion picture. Ashaunti will then proceed to win an Academy Award.