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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the world ( by essentially sharing the same body ) and bring about its destruction
. Buffy manages to subdue Glory at which point Ben regains control of the shared
body and Buffy walks away . While Ben lies on the ground suffering from the ...
A pact with the devil indeed . Elric felt fresh energy pour up his right arm and into
his body . This was what the sword could do . With it , he needed no drugs ,
would never be weak again . In battle he would triumph . At peace , he could rule
I shuddered as I bent over to touch him , and every sense in me revolted at the
contact , but I had to search , or I was lost . The coming night might see my own
body a banquet in a similar way to those horrid three . I felt all over the body , but
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