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This paper reviews the life and poetry of Lord Byron. Specifically, the paper analyzes the relationship between Byron's literary heroes and his own personality. In his life, as in his work, he carefully constructed his physical and social image as a decadent, handsome poet who chafed against moral and political strictures of his time. This image lasted long after his death. The paper offers examples from his work, including the characters of "Don Juan." the hero in "Manfred." The writer also suggests that many other writers have utilized his ideas and created similar type characters, such as the main male persona in the modern movie "Heathers."
From the Paper:"Many years after the poet's demise, the poet was said to have inspired and certainly contributed to the popularity of Mr. Rochester of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Heathcliff of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights in fiction. The ideal of the Byronic hero took on a cultural life of its own, independent of the life of the poet and his poetry. Lord Byron's constructed image lives on in literature, film, and fiction today. The Byronic hero is usually portrayed as a man who is tormented by society's hypocrisies and social mores, and engages in practices that flout these norms."
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