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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As seems to be the case with a great many heroes , 34 the Batman's heroics were catalysed by the death of his parents . The young Bruce Wayne witnesses his ...
When the noise started from the parent groups and the sub - committee ... this filthy patch of street where my parents died Still talking keep talking Clark ...
Any parent will appreciate this particular dilemma as they seek to achieve a ... I wonder how often two parents stage the Superman / Batman struggle as one ...
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