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A paper which discusses the hero/antihero motif used in literature. The writer uses the Shakespearean play, "Hamlet," as a backdrop to discuss the various aspects of the motif and to dissect its components. The term "hero" is defined and shows that the heroism depicted in America today is different since the September 11 terror attacks.
From the Paper:"The use of the hero motif in the play is a key factor to its success. The entire plot of the story is based in Hamlet's courage and handling of the death of his father and the revenge that he seeks. However, the revenge is a while in coming because of Hamlet's very real human traits that cause him to hesitate when it comes to the murder of his uncle. The process of hero motif action is played out in this work and it is the foundational basis of the story itself. If one were to remove all elements of the hero and the anti-hero the story would have no plot and would never have been considered complete. "
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Hero/Antihero (2003, November 05) Retrieved December 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/hero-antihero-7670/
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