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Antihero: Destination Unknown - 2014
Antihero: Destination Unknown - 2014
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Anti Hero Israel
Anti Hero Israel
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Marlon Roudette - Anti Hero (Official Video)
Marlon Roudette - Anti Hero (Official Video)
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Antihero: Tent City - 2004
Antihero: Tent City - 2004
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Bru-ray: Anti-Hero
Bru-ray: Anti-Hero
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thrasher king of the road 2012 anti hero
thrasher king of the road 2012 anti hero
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Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 1 of 10 - Epicly Later
Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 1 of 10 - Epicly Later'd - VICE
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Antihero: Bonus Footage - 2006
Antihero: Bonus Footage - 2006
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Marlon Roudette feat. Lala Joy - Anti-Hero (Le saut de l
Marlon Roudette feat. Lala Joy - Anti-Hero (Le saut de l'Ange) - (lyrics vidéo)
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【セカオワ×進撃の巨人】主題歌「ANTI HERO」「SOS」 SEKAI NO OWARI 映画「進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN」アンタイヒーロー
【セカオワ×進撃の巨人】主題歌「ANTI HERO」「SOS」 SEKAI NO OWARI 映画「進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN」アンタイヒーロー
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Antihero: Cow - 1998
Antihero: Cow - 1998
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Antihero: BATB1 - Beast Edit - 2008
Antihero: BATB1 - Beast Edit - 2008
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Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 2 of 10 - Epicly Later
Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 2 of 10 - Epicly Later'd - VICE
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Antihero: Fucktards - 1997
Antihero: Fucktards - 1997
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Grant Taylor Rides For Antihero
Grant Taylor Rides For Antihero
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Antihero 18-Year Anniversary Party
Antihero 18-Year Anniversary Party
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เดิมพันด้วยการแดกน้ำปลา #antiherothailand #antihero
เดิมพันด้วยการแดกน้ำปลา #antiherothailand #antihero
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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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An antihero of one
An antihero of one's own - Tim Adams
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Anti Hero-Anti Hero skate video
Anti Hero-Anti Hero skate video
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Anti Hero to Death Match
Anti Hero to Death Match
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Michael Mind Project - Antiheroes (Official Video HD)
Michael Mind Project - Antiheroes (Official Video HD)
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ANTI HERO 2 - BF4 Sniper Montage by luckySkillFaker - Thanks for 26K Subs ;D
ANTI HERO 2 - BF4 Sniper Montage by luckySkillFaker - Thanks for 26K Subs ;D
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Top 10 Comic Book Anti-Heroes
Top 10 Comic Book Anti-Heroes
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Antihero: Cash Money Vagrant - 2003
Antihero: Cash Money Vagrant - 2003
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Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
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Antihero Skateboards at House of Vans Brooklyn
Antihero Skateboards at House of Vans Brooklyn
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antihero 2006 bonus footage only
antihero 2006 bonus footage only
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DM Galaxy - Antihero
DM Galaxy - Antihero
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Double Rock Drive-By: Anti-Hero
Double Rock Drive-By: Anti-Hero
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Flex The Antihero - Violet (Official Video)
Flex The Antihero - Violet (Official Video)
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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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ANTIHERO TRAIPSE SOUTHWEST FULL VIDEO
ANTIHERO TRAIPSE SOUTHWEST FULL VIDEO
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Antihero: BATB3 - Beast Edit - 2010
Antihero: BATB3 - Beast Edit - 2010
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Anti Hero (Brave new world) - Marlon Roudette (t.m.o. & füxle acoustic Cover)
Anti Hero (Brave new world) - Marlon Roudette (t.m.o. & füxle acoustic Cover)
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ADN Compositions - Anti-Hero
ADN Compositions - Anti-Hero
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Anti Hero - Cash Money Vargant
Anti Hero - Cash Money Vargant
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Marlon Roudette feat. Lala Joy - Anti Hero (Le Saut De L
Marlon Roudette feat. Lala Joy - Anti Hero (Le Saut De L'Ange)
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Anti-Hero-God Forbid
Anti-Hero-God Forbid
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Flex The Antihero - Medicated Ft. DillanPonders & Emerson Brooks (Official Video)
Flex The Antihero - Medicated Ft. DillanPonders & Emerson Brooks (Official Video)
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Antihero
Antihero
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ตอบ คำถาม แฟนๆ  สไตล์ Anti Hero
ตอบ คำถาม แฟนๆ สไตล์ Anti Hero
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Anti-Hero - Love
Anti-Hero - Love
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ANTI HERO TENT CITY "Big Pipe" section
ANTI HERO TENT CITY "Big Pipe" section
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SirensCeol & Daenine - Antihero
SirensCeol & Daenine - Antihero
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John Cardiel Anti Hero 1998
John Cardiel Anti Hero 1998
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Tony Trujillo - Anti Hero Cash Money Vagrant
Tony Trujillo - Anti Hero Cash Money Vagrant
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ANTI HERO SKATEBOARDS- part 1- Backyards- Straight Traipsin´
ANTI HERO SKATEBOARDS- part 1- Backyards- Straight Traipsin´
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Phil Wang:
Phil Wang: 'Anti-Hero' (FULL SHOW)
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Antihero Two Songs
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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 main character in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, and morality.[1][2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

The antihero archetype can be traced back at least as far as Homer's Thersites.[6] The concept has also been identified in classical Greek drama,[7] Roman satire, and Renaissance literature[6] such as Don Quixote[7][8] and the picaresque rogue.[9]

The term antihero was first used as early as 1714,[5] 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 new forms of the antihero,[12][13] such as the Gothic double.[14] 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.[15] The antihero emerged as a foil to the traditional hero archetype, a process that Northrop Frye called the fictional "centre of gravity."[16] This movement indicated a literary change in heroic ethos from feudal aristocrat to urban democrat, as was the shift from epic to ironic narratives.[16]

The antihero became prominent in early 20th century existentialist works such as Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915),[17] Jean-Paul Sartre's La Nausée (1938) (French for Nausea),[18] and Albert Camus' L'Étranger (1942) (French for The Stranger).[19] The protagonist in these works is an indecisive central character who drifts through his life and is marked by ennui, angst, and alienation.[20]

The antihero entered American literature in the 1950s and up to the mid-1960s was portrayed as an alienated figure, unable to communicate.[21] 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.[22] The British version of the antihero emerged in the works of the "angry young men" of the 1950s.[7][23] The collective protests of Sixties counterculture saw the solitary antihero gradually eclipsed from fictional prominence,[24] though not without subsequent revivals in literary and cinematic form.[25]

In sports fiction, the sporting antihero, such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, 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.[26][27]

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 "Antihero - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ a b Steiner, George (2013). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. New York: Open Road. pp. 197–198. ISBN 9781480411913. 
  7. ^ a b c "antihero (literature) - Encyclopedia Britannica". Britannica.com. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Literary Terms and Definitions A". Web.cn.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  9. ^ Halliwell, Martin (2007). American Culture in the 1950s (Transferred to Digital Print 2012 ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press. p. 60. ISBN 9780748618859. 
  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. ^ Alsen, Eberhard (2014). The New Romanticism: A Collection of Critical Essays. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. p. 72. ISBN 9781317776000. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  13. ^ Simmons, David (2008). The Anti-Hero in the American Novel: From Joseph Heller to Kurt Vonnegut (1st ed. ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 5. ISBN 9780230612525. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  14. ^ Lutz, Deborah (2006). The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-century Seduction Narrative. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. p. 82. ISBN 9780814210345. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Steiner, George (2013). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. New York: Open Road. pp. 201–207. ISBN 9781480411913. 
  16. ^ a b Frye, Northrop (2002). Anatomy of Criticism. London: Penguin. p. 34. ISBN 9780141187099. 
  17. ^ Barnhart, Joe E. (2005). Dostoevsky's Polyphonic Talent. Lanham: University Press of America. p. 151. ISBN 9780761830979. 
  18. ^ Asong, Linus T. (2012). Psychological Constructs and the Craft of African Fiction of Yesteryears: Six Studies. Mankon: Langaa Research & Publishing CIG. p. 76. ISBN 9789956727667. 
  19. ^ Gargett, Graham (2004). Heroism and Passion in Literature: Studies in Honour of Moya Longstaffe. Amsterdam [u.a.]: Rodopi. p. 198. ISBN 9789042016927. 
  20. ^ Brereton, Geoffery (1968). A Short History of French Literature. Penguin Books. pp. 254–255. 
  21. ^ Hardt, Michael; Weeks, Kathi (2000). The Jameson Reader (Repr. ed.). Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 294–295. ISBN 9780631202707. 
  22. ^ Edelstein, Alan (1996). Everybody is Sitting on the Curb: How and why America's Heroes Disappeared. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. p. 18. ISBN 9780275953645. 
  23. ^ Ousby, Ian (1996). The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780521436274. 
  24. ^ Edelstein, Alan (1996). Everybody is Sitting on the Curb: How and why America's Heroes Disappeared. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. p. 1. ISBN 9780275953645. 
  25. ^ Hardt, Michael; Weeks, Kathi (2000). The Jameson Reader (Repr. ed.). Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. p. 295. ISBN 9780631202707. 
  26. ^ Delaney, Tim; Madigan, Tim (2009). The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. pp. 72 & 284. ISBN 0786441690. 
  27. ^ 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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