What is a traditional hero? Often in fiction, especially romance, the hero is what is termed an alpha male, which I discussed in last week’s post. The often hypermasculine and overly sexualized characters (male and female) in media, while popular, are becoming cliche. So what makes a non-traditional hero? First let’s break down what a hero is and what makes them a hero.
The Age of the Anti-Hero has been long. Some credit George Lucas and Han Solo for popularizing the trend that had started first in literature. Some literary anti-heroes are Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein; Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Gollum from J. R. R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings… Continue reading Blindsided