Heroes & Villains by P-AndrewsUkLimited

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									Heroes & Villains
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Author: Mike Alsford
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Hercules, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Dr. Who, Darth
Vader, Voldemort. Almost anybody living within the developed West would be able to group these
individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they might use to do this is
less clear. Mike Alsford introduces us to a whole range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey
through film, television, comic and literature. In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we
are made more aware of our own ethical standards, and given a space in which to explore contemporary
concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.

								
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