What is an anti-hero, and how is the narrator from the novel Notes from Underground (by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) an anti-hero?
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...anti-hero, and how is the narrator s from the Underground an anti-hero? Introduction Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground (1864/2008) comes across as a diary penned by a self-described “spiteful” and “unattractive” anonymous narrator (p. 7). The narrator’s own self-loathing characterized by self-alienation is so obvious, that he is often referred to by critics as the Underground Man (Frank 1961, p. 1). Yet this Underground Man is the central character of Dostoyevsky’s novel and represents a subversion of the typical courageous hero. In this regard, the Underground man is an anti-hero, since as a protagonist he not only challenges the typical literary version... Essay Question: What is an...
How is the narrator Notes from the Underground an anti-hero?
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...anti-hero, and how is the narrator s from the Underground an anti-hero? Introduction Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground (1864/2008) comes across as a diary penned by a self-described “spiteful” and “unattractive” anonymous narrator (p. 7). The narrator’s own self-loathing characterized by self-alienation is so obvious, that he is often referred to by critics as the Underground Man (Frank 1961, p. 1). Yet this Underground Man is the central character of Dostoyevsky’s novel and represents a subversion of the typical courageous hero. In this regard, the Underground man is an anti-hero, since as a protagonist he not only challenges the typical literary version... Essay Question: What is an...
Part 1: Students will first analyze a current TV show that focuses on a male "anti-hero" (Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Detective, or Dexter) by applying what you have learned from the study of masculinities. Then, students s
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...anti-heroine in the show “Orange is the New Black.” She is seen performing masculinity when she attempts to carry a suitcase loaded with drug money to her ex-girlfriend. These kinds of offenses are typically committed by men and quite rarely, by women. Chapman’s engagement in crime like transportation of drug money shows that there is masculinity inside her. Such masculinity within a female body is not at all harmful at a young age. It is only threatening when... 29 May Gender and sexual studies: Part Analysis of the character “Dexter” from a masculinity perspective: General consensus is that men are more criminogenic than women. This is just taken for granted and many studies of masculinities are base...
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...Anti-Hero in Modern Drama In 40 – 50 words) why do you think the anti-hero or anti-heroinecharacters are popular in American culture within the last decade? In the current world, evil lurks all over. Viewers of such productions relate more with anti-hero characters as they portray what happens in real life. The viewers relate to whatever vices the anti-hero characters do on screen as it reflects what goes on in the areas around them. 2) (In 70 - 80 words) what does this say about America’s popular culture? Based on the popularity of anti-hero characters among Americans, America’s popular culture seems to be one that is love with villains. The immoral traits portrayed... Examining the Allure of an...
How does Harold's article on The Sopranos either complicate or further the arguments put forth in Garrett's text about TV Anti-Heroes and what they represent in our society?
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...Anti-Heroes”. According to Stephen Garrett, is a person who is considered larger compared to his or her life? A hero is considered someone who changes the manner in which other people view and perceive issues, and those that radically elevate their responsibilities. For instance, the basketball star Michael Jordan changed the mindset of people based on how someone can behave in a basketball court. This is attributed based on how he combined both the strength and speed on the field of football. This argument has been furthered by “A Man Never Never... Harold’s Article Harold’s article on “A moral Never Never Land: Identifying with Tony Soprano” furthered the argument that was put forth by “Why We Love...
Anti Heros
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...anti hero tries to do the same in a different manner, not the conventional manner, and that is why he is branded as the bad guy and not liked by so many people. Taking Professor Snape as an example, one can easily comprehend how he was not liked by the people as much as Harry Potter was because of the way he conducted himself. Jack Sparrow is yet another example of the antihero. He is different from the other characters on board the ship however, has the same goals as them. Johnny Depp tries to portray the character of a lost pirate in search for his own ship and a means to survive. Orlando Bloom does the same, however because of his obvious good looks and appeal, is regarded much more than... 27...
Anti Heros
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...anti hero tries to do the same in a different manner, not the conventional manner, and that is why he is branded as the bad guy and not liked by so many people. Taking Professor Snape as an example, one can easily comprehend how he was not liked by the people as much as Harry Potter was because of the way he conducted himself. Jack Sparrow is yet another example of the antihero. He is different from the other characters on board the ship however, has the same goals as them. Johnny Depp tries to portray the character of a lost pirate in search for his own ship and a means to survive. Orlando Bloom does the same, however because of his obvious good looks and appeal, is regarded much... 27 November...
Adam as the Hero of Paradise Lost
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...anti-hero primarily because despite having commendable personality... Paradise Lost is hailed as one of the greatest epic poem of John Milton. Milton revisited the Garden of Eden and retold the Biblical story of Adam and Eve with the ingenuity of a literary canon that has given a new impetus to the controversy about who should be the actual hero: Adam or Satan? Indeed, in the early nineteenth century, the conception of Satan as the real hero of Paradise Lost gained considerable popularity. The eminent poet Shelly asserts that ‘Nothing can exceed the energy and magnificence of the character of Satan as expressed in Paradise Lost. It is a mistake to suppose that he could ever have been intended for the...
Byronic Hero The term Byronic hero was coined to describe a specific type of hero found in many of Lord Byron's works, arguably based on the author himself.
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...hero and anti-hero, battling both emissaries from both spheres while he helped the world get rid of criminal elements. Spawn: A Byronic Hero Spawn is a modern-day... Spawn: A Byronic Hero The Byronic hero is a prototype of a literary hero popularized by the Romantic poet Lord Byron in his works. Starting from the long poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage published in 1812, the hero of which was identified with the poet himself, the Byronic hero prototype became more pronounced in his subsequent works like the dramatic poem Manfred in 1817 and the adventure poem Don Juan in 1891 (Carter, McRae & Bradbury 221). The Byronic hero is a highly individualistic figure – neither good nor purely evil but both, not...
The qualities of the hero and antihero
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...hero. He managed to keep the agreement out of the reach of the Nazis. Playing the role of an anti-hero in the movie Payback, Mel Gibson (Porter) is a realist. Porter is a criminal: a killer, a thief, a thug, a gambler, a cheater, and a liar. He murdered many, including Resnick and Philip. Self-interest drives him as shown when he narrated; he had $70,000 robbed from him, and that is what he desires to get back The heroism in him demonstrates through the vengeance mentality. He stands up to authority in tracking the money that had passed into the hands of "the Outfit". In order to reach Resnick, the Porter first dealt with Arthur Stegman... The qualities of the hero and antihero “The Raiders of the Lost ...
Categorical definition arguement writing about heros
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...heroes. It is the different thing whether these people deserve worship or not, but the major point here to be considered is that the height of influence of the hero can go at any stage. It is always the quality of the hero to battle hard and reach to the pinnacle of success by overcoming all odds. These heroes have tremendous power and strength. There are different types of heroes; among them are seeker, victim hero, anti-hero, tragic hero, epic hero, culture hero, folk hero and reluctant hero. Keywords: hero, outstanding qualities, worship, idol, odds, seekers, victim hero, anti hero, tragic hero, epic hero, culture hero, folk hero, reluctant hero A Hero is a man... Categorical definition argument...
Batman
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...Anti Hero Batman is the most beloved superhero who does not have any superpowers. The "World’s greatest detective" simply uses his wealth and wits to transform himself into a technically sophisticated anti-hero who fights to save the world. Several people debate as to whether batman is really an antihero or a vigilante. Though there are strong arguments showcasing him as a vigilante, batman is actually an anti-hero who suffers with his own flaws, betrayals and dilemmas. An anti hero is often defined as a protagonist with flaws or character traits not worthy of following. He is a protagonist with enough drawbacks to be worthy enough of a common man. In fact it is this faulty... ?Batman – The Most Loved...
Compare and contrast the treatment of one of the following in an ancient text and a modern narrative: the hero, the villian, the
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...heroes. Contemporary heroes are depicted in varied sizes and forms even those who are anti government. The contemporary society is full of the anti-hero mostly in the entertainment sector. The modern heroes such as the fictionally superman, batman, and Spiderman, as well as the real people such as firefighters and national soldiers that are fighting against terrorists are among the epic heroes that aid in bringing the world into tranquility when a dark force seeks to destroy the universe. The heroes reveal that challenges are not bad and to be tested may turn out to be the best undertaking. All the heroes are essential... Compare and contrast Odysseus and Luke Skywalker (heroes) Epic heroes are given...
The Character of Satan in Milton's "Paradise Lost"
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...hero of Paradise Lost is ambiguous. The main question is whether or not Milton intended to present Satan as the hero of Paradise Lost. It is argued that Milton went to great lengths to demonize Satan, reducing him to non-human form by vilifying him to a serpent. Milton therefore intended to portray Satan as an anti-hero rather than a hero. Historical Background John Milton Paradise Lost was published at a time when literary themes were biblically “inspired” and “informed” (Porter, 2007, p. 205). At the time of publication, there was a Puritan “revolutionary fervor” brewing in England with Puritans looking forward... Milton’s Satan as the Hero in Paradise Lost Introduction The idea of a heroic Satan in...
Why We Root For Some Antagonist Portrayed in Film, Literature and Television
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...anti heroes and secretly enjoyed their films. The biggest ill we have is always falling for and supporting the darkest personalities we watch on film and in movies. It is always surprising that we celebrate the villain in others even when we cannot show our dark sides to our closest friends and family. The feeling we have for such characters is of loving to hate them. An example is Dexter, the serial killer who is a lab technologist by day and serial murder by night. The love to hate feeling is due to the fact that he kills only those that have also killed. The second example is the main... I LOVE HIM: THE VILLAIN We loved Dexter, all of us. We loved dirty Harry too, all of us. We loved many other anti...
Anwser 3 Questions and Write a Paper in 9-Step Template style format after reading an excerpt from William Burroughs writing "Na
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...anti-hero of the hipster kind. The paper asserts that far from being trivial, the consensus from the literature is that Naked Lunch is an important and vital literary work, and that Burroughs, though he is also a drug addict, is not simply just that, because of the great beauty of the writing and the obvious intensity and passion that he put into the writing of the work. He is a true anti-hero because of the beautiful and unflinching way in which he looked... ? Three Questions on ‘Naked Lunch by William Burroughs I. Introduction The novel ‘Naked Lunch’ by William Burroughs is not trivial, nor is it a work that is to have relevance only for the time in which it was written. Rather it is something that is...
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...anti-hero protagonist who seems to be a good person but makes moral decisions that are questionable (Conard, 33). In neo-noir sense, the product... -classical narrative patterns, the relation between camera angles and scenes and incoherent plot lines. He also uses the characters of various positions within shots, their unmotivated actions that cannot be understood and incoherent plot lines. There is also the use of flashbacks that portrays the non-chronological order of events. Nolan uses all these devices to portray the anti-hero protagonist who is a good person but has to make questionable decisions due to circumstances (Conard, 58). The function of a...
Inner conflict of Satan in Paradise Lost by John Milton
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...anti-hero, more... Inner Conflict of Satan in Paradise Lost by John Milton Table of Contents Thesis ment 3 Discussion 3 Background 3 Psychological Conflict of Satan 4 4 Work Cited 5 Thesis Statement This thesis, based on the epic poems versed by John Milton in his one of the most reputed literary works titled ‘Paradise Lost’, intends to depict the psychological change of the fallen angel Lucifer as Satan. The discussion henceforth renders a brief regarding the background of the initial three manuscripts of ‘Paradise Lost’ and focuses on the inner conflicts which the Satan has been experiencing in his conflict with God. Discussion Background Enigma pertaining with cosmic relation between God and his ...
A clockwork orange (movie) write a critique "police science class"
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...hero , the British thug and sociopath named Alex De Large , by using his own cinematically unique style of presentation of the hero. Alex De Large is a sort of an anti-hero, but is not similar to the sat upon working class anti hero, of the so called the “angry British movies” of early 1960s. Those anti-heroes had a social reason to be angry and violent. But Alex has little reason for his violence .He is violent because his mental make up is sadistic and corrupt; the only other justification can be that the people who govern and control the society are also equally corrupt... A critical appreciation: “A Clockwork Orange”, A film By Stanley Kubric ...
Is Miltons Satan the hero of Paradise Lost in any way other than being the effective protagonist? Is it possible to sympathize with him?
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...anti-hero traits in him. In Milton’s views, Satan is sinful but undermines God’s forgiveness. He is a person who acts at his own will, which is sinful (Milton , Paradise Lost Summary and Analysis Web). Initially, Milton demonstrates Satan as a tester of faith. However, he is not as evil as depicted today. In some instances, Milton gives accounts of Satan working under God though as the highest angel in command. However, he eventually decides to limit his loyalty and starts questioning God’s authority. It is after his disobedience and dismissal from heaven that Milton starts to paint Satan as evil and source of all evil. As opposed to what many people believe... Milton’s treatment of Satan in Paradise...
Satan as an Antihero in John Milton's "Paradise Lost"
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...anti-hero in John Milton’s Paradise Lost Paradise Lost is a poem, epic in nature, written by the English poet John Milton. It was first published in 1667 and has been succeeded by more publications. It borrows its plot from the story of the Fall of Man in the Genesis’ biblical story of creation. It is based on the temptations of Adam and Eve by Satan, which resulted in their being expelled from the Garden of Eden by God. The author’s main objective is to “justify the ways of God to men” (Milton 1:26). In the first two books of the epic the driving force is the portrayal of the main antagonist, character Satan as an epic hero. However, the remaining books show the exact opposite... other...
Don Giovanni and Enlightenment
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...anti-hero killing a man, and ending with him on his way to hell is loaded with many salient themes of the Age of Enlightenment. This opera embodies and many a times parodies many noteworthy philosophical principles. The character of Don Giovanni gives voice to two contrasting attributes of enlightenment. On is the enlightenment notion... of the of the Concerned Music 2 March Don Giovanni and Enlightenment Don Giovanni is a two act Opera with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Simply speaking, a comic opera portraying the excesses of a serial seducer seems to be the most unlikely creation to trace the essentials of the Age of Enlightenment. Yet, it is a fact that this comic opera beginning with the...
Anti-Heroism
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...Anti-heroism In many countries, heroes are celebrated as they represent the country in different areas therefore, the need national recognition. In Canada this is not the case. Although thousands of people have acted in a heroic manner, they were not appreciated as heroes. The reason behind this reaction is that citizens are nervous that celebrating a hero will make him change his/her character. Canadians do not celebrate their hero for the fear of being dominated through their strength and courage. According to Arthur, heroism is a notion that people impose on others an aspect that makes other people to glorify them. He therefore argues that there rarely exists any hero. One major issue... ...
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...anti-hero protagonist who, although... Critical Analysis Even though ic film noir is generally associated with films that are from the 1930’s and 1940’s, Polanski’s Chinatown stands out to one of the contemporary works that can be associated with the noir form as well as style. This masterpiece, however, breaks some rules of the classical film noir films as it is modeled around more formal and modern elements of the noir style like the inclusion of a sexy femme- fatale (Miller, Vandome and McBrewster 10). In addition to that, this artwork was shot in 1974 and unlike the traditional noir style of black and white, China town is in color. Chinatown first noticeable thematic device is the presence of an anti...
A Raisin in The Sun
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...anti-hero more than that of emitting any tragic essence. His realization of indulgence into a nexus of trouble is not built for himself but the situations are thirsted upon him. He realizes and redeems himself by evaluating the wrong actions already executed by him. The essence of modern tragedy is developed generally upon a matrix of ambiguity. In classical tragedies, the identification of a tragic hero is very easy and simple. But very contrarily, a modern tragedy develops the ambiguity regarding the proper identification of the tragic hero resulting into a more complex theme and this makes the modern... ?A Raisin in the Sun: Walter Lee as a Tragic Hero INTRODUCTION The tragic heroes and their tragic...
HERO
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...Hero Websters ninth edition dictionary defines a hero as “a legendary or mythological figure often of holy descent blessed with great power and ability. He is a celebrated warrior, a man recognized for his achievements and honorable qualities and one that depicts bravery." These efforts at describing the character of a hero are upsettingly inadequate as there is predominant stress on the physical strength, bravery and warlike dexterity and the absence of any mention of intellect. My definition of a hero is an individual of high moral reputation and superior ability who follows his goals tirelessly in the face of strong antagonists. Because of his uncompromised devotion to excelling no matter...
Hero
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...Hero The work of fiction X-men origins: Wolverine was released on May 2009. This film falls under sci-fi, thriller, adventure, and action. This film was directed by Gavin Hood. This film describes the life of James and Victor Logan- who are half-brothers and mutants born 200 years ago. The beginning of the life of these young boys commences with the death of their father and they live their life as fighters and murderers; fighting in the world war I, II, American civil war, and the Vietnam War. Their military life is short lived when Victor kills a superior in the Vietnam War, and both are sentenced to death by the firing squad. Major Stryker approaches the two individuals and offers them... due: Hero...
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...Hero Webster's ninth edition dictionary defines a hero as “a legendary or mythological figure often of holy descent blessed with great power and ability. He is a celebrated warrior, a man recognized for his achievements and honorable qualities and one that depicts bravery." These efforts at describing the character of a hero are upsettingly inadequate as there is predominant stress on the physical strength, bravery and warlike dexterity and the absence of any mention of intellect. My definition of a hero is an individual of high moral reputation and superior ability who follows his goals tirelessly in the face of strong...
Hero
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...Hero A hero is a legendary or mythical figure who is often of divine ancestry gifted with extreme ability and strength. In other words, a hero is a person greatly admired for the achievements and noble qualities they have made. A hero performs small acts of kindness which can be of greater value to the recipient without expecting anything I return. For one to be called a hero he or she is supposed to portray certain characteristics. One, they tend to be concern with well-being of others. Secondly, they look at things from the viewpoint of others line. Thirdly, heroes are confident and...
Hero
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...Hero Who Reflects the Common through the Uncommon When Harry Potter was introduced to the world, he began as the boy who lived under the stairs, his bedroom a cupboard. He was a child who was displaced, one who is not a part of the extended family that he lives with, and under the oppression of the obvious favoritism that is shown to his cousin, the child of the aunt and uncle with whom he lives. Harry was a slight framed boy who wore glasses and whose life sped by without much in the way of acknowledgement. Most people can relate to this boy in one way or another. In the beginning of his story, Harry is the boy whose life is bland, mundane, and without a significant public set... Harry Potter: A Child...
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...Hero Who Reflects the Common through the Uncommon When Harry Potter was introduced to the world, he began as the boy who lived under the stairs, his bedroom a cupboard. He was a child who was displaced, one who is not a part of the extended family that he lives with, and under the oppression of the obvious favoritism that is shown to his cousin, the child of the aunt and uncle with whom he lives. Harry was a slight framed boy who wore glasses and whose life sped by without much in the way of acknowledgement. Most people can relate to this boy in one way or another. In the beginning of his story, Harry is the boy whose life is bland, mundane, and without a significant public set... Harry Potter: A Child...
2 Readings!!----Francine Prose's "Voting Democracy off the Island" and James Harold's A Moral Never-Never Land: Identifying with Tony Soprano,
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...anti-hero values that sway them more than the hero’s values; relatively, most people support the notion that this affects someone’s mortality. However, despite the different... English Essay Francine Prose’s ‘Voting Democracy off the Island’ and James Harold’s ‘A Moral Never-Never Land-Identifying with Tony Soprano’ Introduction On her ‘Voting Democracy off the Island’ article, Francine elaborates on the continuing growth of popularity of the reality TV shows that are on almost all stations. Moreover, she takes note of the current trends that producers apply and exploit, such as using ordinary people and amateur actors to make it more believable especially through the different contests and competitions...
"The Stranger" by Albert Camus
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...anti-hero, who... English Literature November 29, “The Stranger" by Albert Camus The Stranger by Albert Camus is regarded as one of the prominent works belonging to the genre of Absurdism. Camus’ “The Stranger” was published in the dark days of the World War II, during the Existentialist movement, along with the essay collection "The Myth of Sisyphus". Meursault is the protagonist of Camus' "The Stranger", (Camus) who conveys Camus' ideas of independence, freedom and life. Meursault is a representative of absurdists who believes that the world was meaningless, absurd, and indifferent. This novel unravels the story of Meursault, who is emotionally detached to his surrounding living beings. He is an...
Abdulrahman Zeitoun and The Hero with a Thousand Faces
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...anti-national militant activities suspecting his origin. The Guards imprisoned them in a temporary jail for three days and then transported them to a Correctional Center in Lousiana. Although, the arrestors could not bring any specific charges against the prisoners Zeitoun was detained in this Center for twenty days. He was not given a fair trial and was even refused medical assistance when he asked for the same. He was completely detached from his family and was not allowed to contact them. This stage of Zeitoun’s experiences is analogous to the temptations that the Hero encounters in the second... Abdurrahman Zeitoun and The Hero with a Thousand Faces This paper attempts to apply John Campbell’s...
Subjective truth and subjective history in literature
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...anti-hero, or the main character in the action is an anti-hero. An anti-hero is a protagonist, who would be considered the hero of the story... ive Truth and ive History in Literature Introduction Truth and history are ive. At least, this is the perspective of many contemporary Chinese writers. The events of history, and the events surrounding our own lives are seen through a personal lens. This personal lens gives one a very personal view of what is happening. This is the theme of three of the stories that were studied – “The Brothers Shu,” “The Cure,” and “Sinking.” Part of this is because these stories are told either through the perspective of a child; or somebody who might not be an adult, but was...
Abdulrahman Zeitoun and The Hero with a Thousand Faces
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...anti-national militant activities suspecting his origin. The Guards imprisoned them in a temporary jail for three days and then transported them to a Correctional Center in Lousiana. Although, the arrestors could not bring any specific charges against the prisoners Zeitoun was detained in this Center for twenty days. He was not given a fair trial and was even refused medical assistance when he asked for the same. He was completely detached from his family and was not allowed to contact them. This stage of Zeitoun’s experiences is analogous to the temptations that the Hero encounters in the second... ? Abdurrahman Zeitoun and The Hero with a Thousand Faces This paper attempts to apply John Campbell’s...
Hamlets inexplicable fascination with death
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...anti-hero than a hero... ? 12 December Hamlet’s inexplicable fascination with death: Hamlet is the of a critically acclaimed tragedy written by William Shakespeare that is known as one of his very best works. This is because the male protagonist of the play, Prince Hamlet, is a character full of passionate energy and vengeance. After the death of his father, he also develops a weird obsession with death which influences the story of the play very much in many significant ways. The groundbreaking portrayal of human emotions is clearly the hallmark of Hamlet and this portrayal is flawless in reference to the anguished prince also. It is due to his narcissistic love for death that he is even...
The Epic of Gilgmesh Essay
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...hero, or a villain, or an anti-hero, or just an ordinary person. Gilgamesh emerges from his adventures as a stronger and wiser person. He is able to take on the job of ruling his people... ?The Epic of Gilgamesh Every culture has its heroes, and looking back through the ages we can see that there have been many different types of hero, depending on local circumstances and the conventions of different literary and creative genres which record their exploits. There are religious heroes, like Moses leading the Israelites into the promised land, and war heroes, like Achilles who fight battles to protect the interests of their nation against dangerous enemies. In the present time we have also some sporting...
Hamlets inexplicable fascination with death
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...anti-hero... 12 December Hamlet’s inexplicable fascination with death: Hamlet is the of a critically acclaimed tragedy written by William Shakespeare that is known as one of his very best works. This is because the male protagonist of the play, Prince Hamlet, is a character full of passionate energy and vengeance. After the death of his father, he also develops a weird obsession with death which influences the story of the play very much in many significant ways. The groundbreaking portrayal of human emotions is clearly the hallmark of Hamlet and this portrayal is flawless in reference to the anguished prince also. It is due to his narcissistic love for death that he is even considered by critics to be...
The Producers: Max Bialystock as a Comic Hero
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...hero, Max evinces a high tolerance for disorder throughout this project that aptly suits the random and improvised nature of the plot. Everything seems to be going wrong. An atrociously Nazi play is selected, to be accompanied by all the anti-Semitist paraphernalia. A flamboyant and gay director, with a reputation... of the Visual Arts and Film Studies of the Concerned 8 June The Producers: Max Bialystock as a Comic Hero The 2005 film The Producers, a film adaptation of a successful Broadway musical is indeed woven around the character of Max Bialystock, an utterly flop Broadway producer whose latest creation flopped on the very first day of its opening. The character of Max Bialystock is quiet far from ...
Unforgiven as an "anti-wester western"
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...hero. According to him, accuracy and coolness of head, rather than speed, make a western hero. This makes the film anti- westerners since there are revenge and mistreatment of women. , also personal gain among individual that their primary objective is to get money (David, 33) The Beauchamp is also painted as lonely and somehow melancholy (Kamir, 95). Munny faces Little Bill as well as his disputes singlehandedly, which is quite usual in the western. However, their loneliness is not imposed on them by their situations. Rather, it belongs to them... Unforgiven as an “anti-western western” The film Unforgiven is concerned with exploring and reassessing the codes of the genre that are western. The movies...
With reference to three examples discuss the defining characteristics of the film noir. Your answer should consider conventions of plot, character, iconography and visual style, as recurrent themes and structures of meaning.
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...anti-hero constantly surrounded by gun wielding thugs. Even with all these, it is the underlying visual styles that employ the creative use of contrasting lights, camera angles and deep focus shots that make up the classic film noir (Silver and Ward, p. 87). The cities... Film noir Conclusion The scenes that appear in all film noir movies are disturbingly familiar. These scenes consist of shadowy, dark city streets, seedy shadowy offices with the label investigations, a dark house isolated in the outskirts of a town and a winding curvy road along the ocean cliffs. The characters are also almost generic, the dangerously alluring deadly female (femme fatale), the hard boiled police detective and the...
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...anti-hero. On the other hand, Catherine is far from the defenseless, threatened girl in need of rescue. Rather than a ruined crumbling castle, there is Wuthering Heights. Additionally, Heathcliff’s motivations, his schemes and tricks, his manipulation and ravage, are all represented in a great deal defying the ideal model of romantic heroism (Fegan, 2008). Brontë creates colossal suspension in the novel making the reader to spectacle how Heathcliff will quiet his troubled soul and settle his feelings of vengeance. Brontë’s main character in the novel shows excessive cruelty, maniacal behavior, and madness. However, Brontë features a troubled family line and tyrannical fathers. In this case... Wuthering...
19th century Romanticism in France
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...Hero, or Is He an Anti-Hero?” Studies in the Literary Imagination 9:1 (1976): 53-67. Garber, Frederick. “Self, Society, Value, and the Romantic Hero.” Comparative Literature 19:4 (1967): 321-333. Scott, Maria. “Acts of Suppression: Adapting Le Rouge et le Noir.” Literature Film Quarterly 35:3 (2007): 237-243.... Ideas and Reality for the French Romantic Hero: Stendhal’s Julien Sorel The desire to be true to one’s convictions is surely a characteristic of anyhonorable person. Man, however, is not perfect. He errs, sometimes wantonly. That which in theory was conceived as a concrete principle or standard can in practice prove to be eminently malleable. This often happens...
Ayn Rand "The Foutainhead"
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...anti-hero, mainly through Peter Keating, the architect friend of Roark, and Ellsworth Toohey, a writer, who are devoid of reasoning, but contempt Rand introduces young Howard Roark... Love and conflict between Dominique Francon and Howard Roark: Its link with the theme and meaning of "The Fountainhead" The 'Fountainhead', Ayn Rand's first best seller, spread into four sections and named after four of the major characters of the novel narrates the life struggle of Howard Roark, an architect, and many people directly or indirectly connected with him. The accidental encounter of Dominique Francon, a news reporter, with Howard Roark, the red headed quarry worker, is intrinsically woven into the web of The...
Compare the evil aspects of the three stories. (notes from underground, paradise lost and frankenstein (movie))
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...hero but an anti hero who show only evil elements to others. In analysing the evil aspects in these three works it is very clear that the evil aspects in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein have some reasons but the evil aspects in the story Notes from Underground do not claim an amble reason. The story is more psychological and it perplexes... ?The Evil aspects in s from Underground, Paradise Lost, and Frankenstein The element of evil plays a major role in almost all literary works. TheWorks, Paradise Lost 1667) by John Milton, Frankenstein (1931) directed by James Whale, and Notes from Underground (1918) by Fyodor Dostoevsky are praised for their involvement of diverse themes. These three works, even though ...
Compare and contrast the use of dramatic irony in Oedipus Rex and Doll's House
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...hero and an anti-hero. The plot revolves around a “murder” that happened before the play even begins (Sophocles 18), and centers on a quest in which the hero eventually finds himself guilty of that same murder. Likewise, in “A Doll House,” one of the central themes is the inability of this family to openly communicate with each other, until the relationships in the family erode to the point that Nora, the protagonist “does not love” her husband Helmer anymore (Ibsen 1333), leaving her house “empty” when she goes (1333). Obviously this lack of communication would not function to advance the plot if the audience could not see it develop; thus “A Doll House” uses dramatic irony... Prof’s Dramatic Irony: ...
Mythology Essay No. 2
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...anti-hero – forgetful, philanderer, and attributed with various failings and proclivities. However, despite his failings, he was still revered by his people and by anyone else regaled with his heroic exploits. The myth of Theseus seems to demonstrate that one does not have to be a ‘good person’ to be a Greek hero. The most definitive proof to Theseus’ status as a good person and as a hero is the honor he received after his death. At the end of his reign, when his kingdom was being contested and when he lost the favor of his people, he retired... Theseus Introduction The story of Theseus in Greek mythology has captured the imagination of many, mostly because it is laden with various accounts of...
Oroonoko Close Reading (Anti- Slavery Text)
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...anti-slavery text. The narration presents contradictions in the perspectives of the fictionalized author narrator and the hero, Oroonoko and creates doubts about its characteristics as an anti-slavery text. Set in the seventeenth century, Oroonoko is often seen as a precursor of the anti-slavery literature which became popular later during the nineteenth centuries. Norton Anthology says that “In the early 1660s, when the events described in Behns Oroonoko are supposed to have taken place, England was not yet a major power in the slave trade” (The Norton Anthology of English Literature). This has Oroonoko as a reference text when... Oroonoko as an Anti-Slavery Text Slavery as a strong social has met...
Homer's Iliad as an Anti-War Statement
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...Anti-War ment Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as a hero story. It tells of the Greek hero Achilles and his battle with the Trojan hero Hector. Both characters portray the standard qualities of the hero as he was defined by the ancient cultures. They are both strong men who are dedicated to the concept of honor. They are also both leaders of their people and consider battle to be the best way to demonstrate their leadership qualities. Because of this, it is easily argued that the Iliad is a story that illustrates how battle is the maker of men. However, through Homer's depiction, another side of the story is visible. As he shows each of the two heroes, Homer reveals... that they are not...
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