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Anti-Heroes in American Culture

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Emiliano Vargas

on 26 April 2013

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in American Culture Anti-heroes The Definition of the Anti-Hero Universal qualities of an Anti-hero A central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
-Encyclopedia Britannica Competing definitions The moral grey area Where do
anti-heroes
come from? The literary evolution What makes them anti-heroes: How they differ from heroes What makes
anti-heroes
enticing? The Bad Boy Act Through Darkness to Redemption The Side Effects Anti-hero’s effect on modern/popular culture Importance as a societal gauge Value as role models The protagonist of a story who is unwilling to fight for society, but does so through selfish reasons of his or her own
-Emiliano Vargas Represents resistance against an oppressive society Embodies the struggle of the common man Is (more or less) human Has the ever present potential for failure Straddles the line between good and evil Anti-hero Hero Villain Cultural Evolution 50's Cultural Evolution 40's Cultural Evolution 60's Cultural Evolution 70's VS FIN Thank you Bibliography http://tyrionslanding.podbean.com/2012/08/27/fight-club/http://www.scifinow.co.uk/top-tens/29950/top-10-best-godzilla-films/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lucifer16.jpghttp://serginhowardinho.blogspot.com/2012/05/imdb-top-50-challenge-47-taxi-driver.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:One_Flew_Over_the_Cuckoo%27s_Nest_poster.jpghttp://www.photography-match.com/wallpapers/3862_hulk_vs_wolverine/http://marvel.wikia.com/Deadpoolhttp://www.fanpop.com/clubs/troy/images/1107268/title/achilles-photohttp://helenafairfax.com/2012/10/19/the-charismatic-romantic-hero-and-how-to-create-him/http://sgnewwave.com/main/2008/09/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/http://www.impawards.com/2012/on_the_road.htmlhttp://www.toptenz.net/top-10-captain-america-book-moments.phphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermanhttp://www.sffaudio.com/?p=10730http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsbyhttp://nuclear-famliy-jsteer.blogspot.com http://theflipseid.blogspot.com/2012/02/superman-vs-batman-oh-god-not-this-old.htmlhttp://sleeplessinsamoa.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.htmlhttp://sabotagetimes.com/camouflage/the-top-ten-greatest-anti-heroes-in-fiction/http://www.thewritersjourney.com/hero's_journey.htm
http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/itaxi-driveri-in-4k Vs
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