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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Then the wild Beast in us , full - fed with meat and drink , becomes rampant and shakes off sleep to go in quest of what will gratify its own instincts . As you know , it will cast off all shame and prudence at such moments and stick at ...
Why sufficeth not the beast of burden , which renounceth and is reverent ? To create new values that even the lion cannot yet accomplish but to create itself freedom , for new creating - that can the might of the lion do .
And so those mindless beasts of the subconscious had access to a machine that could never be shut down . The secret devil of every soul on the planet all set free at once to loot and maim and take revenge , Morbius ! And kill !
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