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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Quantum is being held or we broadcast the phone - book of every hooker in Washington.32 Francis Bacon's justly famous observation that knowledge is power has never been more relevant than it is today . While Bacon had in mind knowledge ...
Radical individualism , autonomy and villainy I think it a fair observation to make that villains generally seek to be a law unto themselves . They usually have as their primary goal power over others , world domination , control of the ...
... the idea of what you do with the memory of that day That the Batman is often portrayed as being only a hair's breadth from the dark side is a commonplace observation and one that is fairly easy to demonstrate and even to accept.
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