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An antihero of one’s own - Tim Adams

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How can an antihero 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 antiheroes reflect the very mortal weaknesses that can be found within all of us.

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Additional Resources for you to Explore
The spice of a story, the element that makes it more than simply heroes and villains, lies within the character of the antihero. http://www.flowerstorm.net/disa/Gallery/anti-explain.html
Here is an article about antiheroes in mainstream science fiction movies: http://www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com/anti-heroes.html#axzz2C7MYDT2E
...and one about the 50 Greatest Movie antiheroes: 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/
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  • Narrator Zach Tolchinsky