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    Batman Villains

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    Robert James-Collier once “most actors will tell you that villains are more interesting to play”. If I was presented with a role in a movie, the role of the antihero would appeal to me more than the role of the hero. Although the hero is flawlessly charismatic and fascinating, the villain’s scenario and tortured backstory always caught my attention. In order to play a villain, an actor must devote himself or herself completely to the role. The role of the villain is compelling for the reason that villains always have a plan, villains stand by who they are and what they stand for, and villains are always motivated. Although antiheros are cruel and ultimately disturbed, they continuously have a plan. The protagonist may decipher a way to disrupt the plan and force the villain to…

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    Anti Hero Characteristics

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    far and being punished. The punishment is and his insecurities for ‘Cheswick’ who becomes overwhelmed and commits suicide. This sprawls McMurphy into fighting against the ward and Nurse Ratched with motivations very similar too Achilles own vendetta that brought him back to the battlefield. Achilles expresses his invincibility openly during the Iliad to much of the same degree as McMurphy. He believes he is untouchable and in doing so creates more violent situations as the plot progresses.…

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    Anguish and Angels Who is the protagonist of Angels in America? Why? How does or does not this individual (or individuals) fit into the Aristotelian concept of a protagonist? Angels in America by Tony Kushner is a classic case of finding one’s identity through truth and lies, that’s coupled with the stigma of disease and sexual orientation. The play features two couples, Louis and Prior, and Joe and Harper who’s fates all seem to come together after each of them undergoes troubling experiences.…

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    genre itself influences society’s view in the sense of an escape. The TV series Bates Motel is a getaway for society. The fact that we can see ourselves in the main character Norman is what influences society to empathize with him. It is implied that Norman’s mother’s emotional abuse towards him is what is responsible for his strange behavior. She raised Norman to believe that all women wanted was sex and that this was very sinful. Whenever any woman showed signs of interest in Norman or showed…

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    Antihero Characters

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    An Antihero is someone who has flaws. These flaws may pertain to that of a villain or a dunce. Though these characters were unconventional back in the day, they have gained momentum in today’s world. Characters such as Georgie from Emergency, or Salim from Slumdog Millionaire, or Elwood Dowd from Harvey all have personality traits that we Americans find attractive because of what they do and how they live life. Georgie is someone who has noble intentions, but he’s a drug addict. Salim is a type…

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    They are entirely average and ordinary. They have no characteristics, physical or personality wise, that stand out to the audience and are in no way unique. Gregor, Prufrock, and the Signal-Man are not heroes, and they do not triumph over some malicious villain and save the day. They are instead the antihero. Each of them make their own mistakes and, more often than not, fail. The Signal-Man fails to figure out the ghosts purpose, and actually dies trying. Prufrock fails to better himself and…

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    Macbeth A Villain Analysis

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    Macbeth is a character who made a decision which changed his life for the worse, but did this decision turn him into a villain? Macbeth murdered the king in order to try and gain the throne. He had been under the king for many years, but was told a prophecy that he would be king. The prophecy made him anxious for the crown so he took it by force and took the King’s life. Afterwards he feels guilty for what he has done but still continues the plot in order to rule the kingdom. Villain …

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    A wise man once said” Pride comes before the fall”. This means that when person is proud he or she does not notice people around them, do not sympathize with them, does not see other humans their positive qualities and this leads to a both physical and moral falls. They are starting to do a lot of mistakes without thinking about the consequences. This quote is true in the book Antigone and in the short story “To Build a Fire”. Sophocles’ Antigone and Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” shows that…

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    Tragic Hero In Antigone

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    Heroes come in various shapes and forms. Some as strong and powerful as Superman, some who changed and defied society such as Dr. Martin Luther King, and some that only heroes to a few such as a family relative or celebrity. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the debate of who the actual tragic hero is has been discussed for quite some time. It is very unlikely for there to be more than one tragic character in a Greek tragedy. Creon, the other main character in the play has some of the traits that make up…

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    War of the Worlds The year 1897 was invaded by the science fictional novel War of the Worlds by the author H.G Wells. It is a first person narrative that takes place within the city of London, England. Aliens from the planet Mars had invaded Earth with the intention to conquer and enslave the human population, but against all the odds, the innocent narrator survives the villainous galactic beings. War of the Worlds incorporates the innocent main character, dominating extraterrestrials, nature…

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