Heroes and Villains
Hercules, Jesus, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Kirk, Dr. Who, Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, the Daleks, the Borg. Almost anybody living in the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they may use to do this is less clear.
Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do our mythical heroes and villains represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.
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Buffy manages to subdue Glory at which point Ben regains control of the shared ... he shares with Glory during her fight with Buffy , Rupert Giles – Buffy's ...
The only way to seal the portal is by a blood sacrifice from Buffy's sister or someone related to her . Buffy hurls herself into the rift closing it and ...
His frequent encounters with Buffy lead him , eventually , through a quest for his immortal soul which threatens to topple him over into permanent insanity ...
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