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					A Modern Concept
                Definition
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 It was Aristotle who first described the elements of a
  tragic hero in the classical Greek tragedy plays of
  Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides 2500 years ago.


 The definition of an anti-hero can be subjective. He is
  usually the protagonist or a key character.
  Generally, an anti-hero will have the
          following qualities:
                        
• it is clear that he has   • he is more accessible
  human frailties; he has     to readers because he
  flaws                       is more "gritty"
     Additional Qualities
             
 he is often disillusioned
  with society, or increasingly
  becomes so .
 he often seeks redemption
  or revenge for his own
  satisfaction, and sometimes
  for the greater good of
  society.
 unlike the classical tragic
  hero, he doesn't always
  think about what the right,
  moral thing to do is- he
  often thinks about what's
  right for him.
Additional Qualities
        
           he is often misunderstood
            by others in his society
           he could perhaps be
            called a noble criminal or
            a vigilante
           qualities normally
            belonging to villains -
            such as amorality, greed
            and violent tendencies -
            are tempered with more
            human, identifiable and
            even noble traits
Additional Qualities
• their noble motives are
  pursued by breaking the
  law; a.k.a. "the ends
  justify the means"
• increased moral
  complexity and rejection
  of traditional values
  Examples, anyone?
         
      Information for this presentation was found on
http://english.learnhub.com/lesson/7614-anti-heroes-in-
                         literature.

				
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