Anti-Heroism

Anti-Heroism

Bloom, Leopold
his ineffectual wandering about Dublin is contrasted with Ulysses’ epic adventures. [Irish Lit.: James Joyce Ulysses in Magill I, 1040]
Bluntschli, Capt
. Swiss officer prefers eating chocolates and making love to fighting. [Br. Drama: Shaw Arms and the Man in Benét, 51]
Brown, Charlie
bumbling boy with low self-esteem. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542–543]
Cooke, Ebenezer
his every move denies all things heroic. [Am. Lit.: The Sot-Weed Factor]
Hoover, Dwayne
materially successful car dealer whose only friend is his dog. [Am. Lit.: Breakfast of Champions]
Meursault
the 20th-century indifferent man to whom things happen because he allows them to. [Fr. Lit.: Camus The Stranger in Weiss, 445]
Rosewater, Eliot
unemployed heir who spends day buying drinks for volunteer firemen. [Am. Lit.: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater]
Spade, Sam
semi-literate, tough-talking private eye; lacks culture. [Am. Lit.: The Maltese Falcon]
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Lavery describes the progression of Dexter's heroic anti-heroism as 'unprecedented' (p.
Of more concern is what looks like a pretty broad-brush literary history that suggests that the nineteenth-century novel was populated by "conventional, often unbelievable heroes" (24) whereas "the dreary emptiness of twentieth-century existence" (106) produced a fiction wallowing in an ethically numb existential nihilism, from which Greene's brand of anti-heroism (or reheroization) offers a way out.
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Such mutual identification accompanies an account of affecting anti-heroism.
Notably, both characters' transitions into American anti-heroism, while precipitated by the hunt, actually occur through a transgression of time.
Francis Macomber also achieves anti-heroism through temporal expediency.
So Francis, too, achieves anti-heroism through his limited mastery over time.
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Once Dettmar leaves the trail of Stephen's developing anti-heroism (with scant treatment of the opening chapters of Ulysses, where Stephen figures prominently), the argument becomes familiar: Joyce rejects mimesis and slips into a "maniacal expressive form" that exposes the "artificial nature of all discourse" (pp.