Anti-Hero

The antihero or antiheroine is a leading character in a film, book or play who lacks the traditional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, nobility, fortitude, moral goodness, and altruism.[citation needed]Whereas the classical hero is larger than life, antiheroes are typically inferior to the reader in intelligence, dynamism or social purpose, giving rise to what Robbe-Grillet called “these heroes without naturalness as without identity”. The term is also used more broadly to cover Byronic heroes as well.
Posts about Anti-Hero
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    … as “The Peripheral” by William Gibson. Gibson is another lifelong favorite author. He’s branched out in the last few years from strict sci-fi into writing about modern media culture — his most recent series of novels, “Pattern Recognition,” “Zero History” and “Spook Country” are probably the best books I’ve ever read on the subject. Way more insightful…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 23 readers -
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    … is what futurist David Brin aptly surmised in his post last week about privacy. In essence, communicators have to face three realities: A) People engage in unsavory or embarrassing acts every single day. A certain percentage of the population is always engaged in such activity, including your workforce. B) The combination of public surveillance…

    Geoff Livingston/ Vocus Blogin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
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