How can an anti-hero teach us about the heroic--and sometimes, the unheroic--characteristics that shape a story’s protagonist? From jealousy to self-doubt, Tim Adams challenges us to consider how anti-heroes reflect the very mortal weaknesses that can be found within all of us.
The spice of a story, the element that makes it more than simply heroes and villains, lies within the character of the anti-hero. http://www.flowerstorm.net/disa/Gallery/anti-explain.html
Here is an article about anti-heroes in mainstream science fiction movies: http://www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com/anti-heroes.html#axzz2C7MYDT2E
...and one about the 50 Greatest Movie anti-heroes: http://www.totalfilm.com/features/50-greatest-movie-antiheroes
Herman Northrop "Norrie" Frye, (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Frye
The Educated Imagination is a website dedicated to Northrop Frye. http://fryeblog.blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/