Essay Archive - Hamlet: Antiheroism
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors
have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic
characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie
Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary
definition, an antihero is the "hero" of the play or novel, but has negative
attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman.
Such negative aspects may include a violent nature, use of coarse language, or
self serving in....