Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters

Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters

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The heroes, villains, and monsters portrayed in such popular science fiction television series as Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Doctor Who, and Torchwood, as well as Joss Whedon's many series, illustrate a shift from traditional, clearly defined characterizations toward much murkier definitions. Traditional heroes give way to qgrayq heroes who must become more like the villains or monsters they face if they are going to successfully save society. This book examines the ambiguous heroes and villains, focusing on these characters' different perspectives on morality and their roles within society. Appendixes include production details for each series, descriptions and summaries of pivotal episodes, and a list of selected texts for classroom use.Fascination with heroes and villains seems a constant, as much in real life as in fantasy or science fiction (SF). ... Not only do films unite Western societies culturally, but they show a€œevila€ up close on larger-than-life screens in a way that TVanbsp;...


Title:Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters
Author: Lynnette Porter
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-07-23
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