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Macbeth Hero or Villains



Words: 334 (2 pages)

Macbeth is an intriguing character, with the ongoing debate of whether he is a hero or a villain. His journey involves encountering both favorable and unfavorable circumstances. In a brief timeframe, he transitions from being hailed as “brave Macbeth” to becoming a “bloodier villain.” Multiple factors contribute to Macbeth’s fluctuating fortunes, including his choice to…

Who is the Tragic Hero in Antigone?


Words: 570 (3 pages)

The debate over the tragic hero in Antigone remains relevant today. While many argue that Antigone is the hero, others firmly believe that Creon, the ruler of Thebes, is the true protagonist. After conducting research on Sophocles’ work, I have formed my own opinions. It is generally believed that Antigone is the tragic hero of…

Is Mosca the True Comic Hero in Volpone: the Fox? Character Analysis



Words: 1402 (6 pages)

Volpone, written by Ben Jonson, is about a wealthy con artist who is conned by his ‘parasite’ servant. It can be argued that his servant, Mosca, is the true comic hero of the comedy on account of him being imperative to the cons. The traditional comic hero is one who is able to make the…

Anti-Hero and Postmodernism


Words: 3215 (13 pages)

English Literature from the sass onwards A very definite new trend in English Literature, in novels and especially in plays , began to emerge from the sass onwards. This was the return of the “anti-hero”, and was to become the dominant feature of writing through the sass to the sass. In order to examine exactly…

Sergeant First Class Paul Smith


Iraq War


Words: 1018 (5 pages)

Why He is a Hero Some have asked why hakes a hero and why does the US Military only award a Soldier the Medal of Honor after he or she has made the greatest sacrifice. Sergeant first class Smith knowingly put himself into danger to save his Soldiers. A good leader like him would not…

The Ne’re-do-well Hero of “Gates of Empire”


Words: 1355 (6 pages)

Most Howard scholars could probably write an entire treatise on the things they wish they had related to Robert E. Howard’s work, starting with more of everything from a gifted author who died too young.In amongst all those predictable wishes I could name is a minor but nagging one – that we had more information…

Alexander the Great: Hero or Villain



Words: 303 (2 pages)

Alexander the Great, a king, commander, politician, explorer, and a scholar; a hero or a villain. Tutored by Aristotle himself in philosophy, politics, history, literature and medicine. Inherited his father’s, king Phillip II of Macedon, kingdom and became king of Macedonia. Alexander the great is called the greatest military leader of all time’ by many…

Bilbo Baggins: an Unexpected Hero


Words: 989 (4 pages)

Bilbo Baggins, an unadventurous hobbit, is not an iconic symbol of bravery, but he remains a literary hero for his bravery, perseverance, and integrity. Only a hero could riddle a dragon, slaughter a spider, and yet spare the life of a small, ugly creature who has threatened to eat him. Such is the legacy of…

The Hero Archetype


Oedipus Rex

Words: 1889 (8 pages)

A hero is an archetypal character described in literature and depicted in other forms of art, for example, in films (“Myths-Dreams-Symbols,” 2004).  In fact, the hero has existed throughout the history of humanity, as evident in the history of religion.  The hero archetype is a perfect model to follow, regardless of whether he is a…

Henry Fleming: A Hero or Not? Analysis


The Red Badge of Courage

Words: 778 (4 pages)

            The novel “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane depicts the story of a young man who enlisted to become a member of the regiment during Civil War. Henry Fleming, the “young feller” and the main character of the novel, dreams of becoming a hero of a great battle and be recognized by…

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