What Does It Mean To Be A Hero Or Heroine

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Among the protagonists we have encountered this semester have been artists, housewives, madmen and murders. What has happened to the traditional “hero”/“heroine”? Choosing any two or three spring semester texts, discuss how each text confronts and/or redefines the notion of heroism. What does it mean to be a hero/heroine or antihero/anti-heroine in a literary work after the Greek and Roman epics and tragedies? You want to consider characters who are directly associated with older ideas of heroism, such as Dante the Pilgrim, Raskolnikov, Don Quixote, Mr. Ramsay and Mrs. Ramsay, Milkman Dead,

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