anti-hero

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anti-hero

[ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ] N (antiheroes (pl)) → antihéroe m
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A notable aspect of series two is Claire's scathing comedy, which exudes a similar sort of anti-heroic power to Fleabag's.
Peter Asaro, the author of "The Labor of Surveillance and Bureaucratized Killing," reversed the focus from drones to human operators as key sociotechnical actors, while critiquing the heroic and anti-heroic drone myths as overgeneralizations.
As such, he is anxiously alert not only to the problems of self-heroising, but its opposite: "There is the danger of being retrospectively anti-heroic: making yourself out to have behaved worse than you actually did can be a form of self-praise."
If the past several decades of war literature have been dominated by an anti-heroic thrust, has our own age reacted in turn against this strain by taking an interest in warriors and heroes?
For Dunne, these anti-heroic, solitary revengers oppose the conventions of participatory revenge.
In the fol lowing years, a wave of journalists and other non-academic authors produced works on explorers and expeditions with a different vision from the former, mythic one, which began to replace the heroic explorer image with an anti-heroic image of explorers as selfish, manipulative, ruthless, obsessive and emotionally troubled--especially in the 1970s and 1980s in the shadow of the Vietnam War.
Her version, however, is ambiguous and anti-heroic. Whereas Rodin's seminal figure of manhood is posed to hoist a spear with one hand and cradle his head with the other (probably to protect a wound)--and thus to display his beautiful form--Frink's first man, with his barrel chest and spindly calves, seems inchoate, homely; he scratches his head in puzzlement.
Furthermore, the author shows how-despite Bandung's rhetoric of equality and brotherhood-Indian identity echoed colonial racial hierarchies in its subordination of Africans and Blackness, and by underscoring Indian anxiety over Africa and challenging the narratives and dearly held assumptions that presume a sentimentalized, nostalgic, and fraternal history of Afro-Asian solidarity, the book demonstrates the continued need for anti-heroic, vexed, and fractious postcolonial critique.
There was strong matriarchal figure in "Deewaar" frowning deeply in disapproval of the anti-hero's anti-heroic antics.
The title role, as played by award-winning actress Edie Falco, best known as mob wife Carmela Soprano, is one of the most fascinating, well crafted and anti-heroic characters in modern television, and she has sustained us well over the past four seasons of gripping drama.
Just as the gothic mixes the sacred and the secular in proportions varied to suit both author and audience, so chivalric romance often mixes not only them, but also their parallels, the heroic and the anti-heroic, with the latter sometimes mocking the former.
"Pee-Pee Harley and the Bandit!" is exactly the kind of irreverent, addictive, rhyming, anti-heroic comic tale that elementary readers adore.