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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... 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 no sign could I find of the key . Then I stopped and looked at the Count
What ' s so heroic about stopping an armed robbery if your skin is bullet proof and
your strength is irresistible by any ordinary , or even extraordinary , street thug ?
12 We hear this argument put forward whenever the very rich give , what by ...
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