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PostSubject: Antiheros   Antiheros Icon_minitimeSun Jul 25, 2021 1:32 pm

Do you think that E&D or any other shooters would be comparable to the literary character of the antihero?

The best definition of an antihero I found on this site: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

"An anti hero is a narrative protagonist who is defined by their own self-interest. The anti hero often feels rejected by society, and veers down a self-destructive path that results in isolation or death. Over the years, anti hero characters have become one of the most popular types of story protagonists — in television and in film."

Further:
"Anti Hero Characteristics:
  • At odds with society
    Motivated by self-interest
    Actions or morals are noble
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I can think of other real-life and literary criminals who might fit this category:

-Billy the Kid
-Jesse James & his gang
-Robin Hood
-Ned Kelly

I guess the major question is whether the "Actions or morals are noble" is defined by the antihero/criminals or defined by the affected people/society. So subjective ethics v. objective ethics. Is a historical perspective the determination of whether someone's actions are moral or immoral? Ex: American revolutionaries as traitors (per 18th century British perspective) or American revolutionaries as patriots (American perspective reinforced through winning the war).
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PostSubject: Re: Antiheros   Antiheros Icon_minitimeTue Jul 27, 2021 11:21 am

My view of an antihero is someone who does something good but is at the same time not a good person. Like if a nazi had killed a bunch of people but suddenly changes and starts saving people instead. My definition is not very academic though.
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PostSubject: Re: Antiheros   Antiheros Icon_minitimeTue Jul 27, 2021 1:28 pm

Not really.

An antihero in the literary sense has either to stand for something bigger than herself, or act as a sort of "force" through which nature/fate/god/history/justice make sits impact in the narrative world.

Spree killers don't stand for anyone but themselves, even duos like E&D or Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson.

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PostSubject: Re: Antiheros   Antiheros Icon_minitimeTue Jul 27, 2021 1:55 pm

It's basically, The Joker.

All that Batman Bullshit.

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