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."
"Anti Hero Characteristics:
- At odds with society
Motivated by self-interest
Actions or morals are noble
I can think of other real-life and literary criminals who might fit this category:
-Billy the Kid
-Jesse James & his gang
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).