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Antihero: Destination Unknown - 2014
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Antihero: Cow - 1998
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Anti Hero & Girl Skateboards Beauty Beast part 1
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Girl / Anti-Hero - Beauty and the Beast 3 [All Parts+Bonus Stuff]
Girl / Anti-Hero - Beauty and the Beast 3 [All Parts+Bonus Stuff]
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Anti Hero - Cash Money Vargant
Anti Hero - Cash Money Vargant
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Grant Taylor Rides For Antihero
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ANTI HERO EXTRA
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Top 10 Movie Anti-Heroes
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ANTI HERO MONTANA
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Anti Hero to Death Match
Anti Hero to Death Match
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Anti-Hero (Audio)
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Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 9 of 10 - Epicly Later
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Antihero Two Songs
Antihero Two Songs
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TOBIN YELLAND: ANTI HERO FUCKTARDS
TOBIN YELLAND: ANTI HERO FUCKTARDS
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An antihero of one
An antihero of one's own - Tim Adams
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Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
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Daenine & SirensCeol - Antihero [Dubstep]
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Daenine & SirensCeol - Antihero
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Daenine & SirensCeol - Antihero (Official Video)
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Anti-Hero
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Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 2 of 10 - Epicly Later
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Anti Hero
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Michael Mind Project - Antiheroes (Official Video HD)
Michael Mind Project - Antiheroes (Official Video HD)
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Anti-Hero and Girl: Beauty and the Beast 2
Anti-Hero and Girl: Beauty and the Beast 2
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Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes
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Top 10 Reasons Deadpool Is The Ultimate Anti Hero
Top 10 Reasons Deadpool Is The Ultimate Anti Hero
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Flex The Antihero - The Wicked Ft. Allan Rayman (Official Video)
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WORMS T - Anti Hero (CLIP OFFICIEL) @wormstofficiel
WORMS T - Anti Hero (CLIP OFFICIEL) @wormstofficiel
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Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 3 of 10 - Epicly Later
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John Cardiel Anti Hero 1998
John Cardiel Anti Hero 1998
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[Dubstep] Daenine & SirensCeol - Antihero
[Dubstep] Daenine & SirensCeol - Antihero
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ADN Compositions - Anti-Hero
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Antihero Skate Ski
Antihero Skate Ski
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Anti-Hero-God Forbid
Anti-Hero-God Forbid
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Bleeding Through - Anti-Hero (Official Music Video)
Bleeding Through - Anti-Hero (Official Music Video)
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ANTI HERO SKATEBOARDS "THE BULB" DIY
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This article is about the character type. For the 1999 action film, see Anti-hero (film). For the punk band, see Anti-Heros. For the Marlon Roudette song, see Anti Hero (Brave New World).

An antihero or antiheroine is a leading character in a story who, unlike a traditional hero, lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, and morality.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The antihero archetype can be traced back at least as far as Homer's Thersites.[5] The concept has also been identified in classical Greek drama,[6] Roman satire, and Renaissance literature[5] such as Don Quixote[6][7] and the picaresque rogue.[8]

The term antihero is dated as early as 1714,[9] emerging in works such as Rameau's Nephew in the 18th century,[10] and is also used more broadly to cover Byronic heroes as well.[11]

Literary Romanticism in the 19th century helped popularize the antihero in ways such as the Gothic double.[citation needed] The antihero eventually became an established form of social criticism, a phenomenon often associated with the unnamed protagonist in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground.[12] The antihero emerged as a foil to the traditional hero archetype, a process that Northrop Frye called the fictional "centre of gravity."[13] This movement indicated a literary change in heroic ethos from feudal aristocrat to urban democrat, as was the shift from epic to ironic narratives.[13]

The antihero became prominent in early 20th century existentialist works such as Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915),[14] Jean-Paul Sartre's La Nausée (1938) (French for Nausea),[citation needed] and Albert Camus' L'Étranger (1942) (French for The Stranger).[citation needed] The protagonist in these works is an indecisive central character who drifts through his life and is marked by ennui, angst, and alienation.[15]

The antihero entered American literature in the 1950s and up to the mid-1960s was portrayed as an alienated figure, unable to communicate.[16] The American antihero of the 1950s and 1960s (as seen in the works of Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, et al.) was typically more proactive than his French counterpart; with characters such as Kerouac's Dean Moriarty famously taking to the road to vanquish his ennui.[17] The British version of the antihero emerged in the works of the "angry young men" of the fifties.[6][18] The collective protests of Sixties counterculture saw the solitary antihero gradually eclipsed from fictional prominence,[19] though not without subsequent revivals in literary and cinematic form.[20]

In sports fiction, the sporting antihero is not a team player, challenges officialdom, and seeks financial gain over club loyalty, yet still acquires a large fan following by way of his/her actualization of the rebel archetype.[21][22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Heritage Dictionary Entry: antihero". Ahdictionary.com. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  2. ^ "anti-hero - definition of anti-hero by Macmillan Dictionary". Macmillandictionary.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Antiheroine - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ "anti-hero: definition of anti-hero in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)". Oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  5. ^ a b Steiner, George (2013). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. New York: Open Road. pp. 197–198. ISBN 9781480411913. 
  6. ^ a b c "antihero (literature) - Encyclopedia Britannica". Britannica.com. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Literary Terms and Definitions A". Web.cn.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  8. ^ Halliwell, Martin (2007). American Culture in the 1950s (Transferred to Digital Print 2012 ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press. p. 60. ISBN 9780748618859. 
  9. ^ "Antihero - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  10. ^ Steiner, George (2013). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. New York: Open Road. pp. 199–200. ISBN 9781480411913. 
  11. ^ "Literary Terms and Definitions B". Web.cn.edu. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  12. ^ Steiner, George (2013). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. New York: Open Road. pp. 201–207. ISBN 9781480411913. 
  13. ^ a b Frye, Northrop (2002). Anatomy of Criticism. London: Penguin. p. 34. ISBN 9780141187099. 
  14. ^ Barnhart, Joe E. (2005). Dostoevsky's Polyphonic Talent. Lanham: University Press of America. p. 151. ISBN 9780761830979. 
  15. ^ Brereton, Geoffery (1968). A Short History of French Literature. Penguin Books. pp. 254–255. 
  16. ^ Hardt, Michael; Weeks, Kathi (2000). The Jameson Reader (Repr. ed.). Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 294–295. ISBN 9780631202707. 
  17. ^ Edelstein, Alan (1996). Everybody is Sitting on the Curb: How and why America's Heroes Disappeared. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. p. 18. ISBN 9780275953645. 
  18. ^ Ousby, Ian (1996). The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780521436274. 
  19. ^ Edelstein, Alan (1996). Everybody is Sitting on the Curb: How and why America's Heroes Disappeared. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. p. 1. ISBN 9780275953645. 
  20. ^ Hardt, Michael; Weeks, Kathi (2000). The Jameson Reader (Repr. ed.). Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. p. 295. ISBN 9780631202707. 
  21. ^ Delaney, Tim; Madigan, Tim (2009). The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. pp. 72 & 284. ISBN 0786441690. 
  22. ^ Handelsman, Bud (2009). Families And How To Survive Them. London: Random House Ebooks. pp. 202–203. ISBN 1407011030. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Simmons, David (2008). The Anti-Hero in the American Novel: From Heller to Vonnegut. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-230-60323-8. 

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