Since childhood, we have been forced to engrave in our minds a mental image of what a “villain” must look like. Whether it’s the “big bad” wolf or the cookie “monster”, cliché conventions have become our method of familiarity; a method by which we distinguish hero from villain. Names and monstrous appearances have only enhanced these conventions, thereby making it harder to understand the more complex villains. Thus, two stories will be used to understand the varying range of villains that circulate popular culture in today’s world in an attempt to solidify the basis upon which a character may be deemed a villain or not. The visual representations of villains in Star Wars: A New Hope and Watchmen, prove that villainous nature can range from
His use of examples of influential celebrities and textual evidence portrayed his ideology of villain actions in two different settings. He described a villain as one who hurts others through emotional manipulation by ridiculing one self’s image and reputation to gain relevance throughout the world. This is relatable to my point of view because of my personal cyber bullying story. Moreover, this led to another villain that steals materialistic objects to have a financial gain. Klosterman conveys his argument in a coherent way which allows me to connect with him in agreement with his definition of what a villain is.
The final characteristic is Trickster, in the Christianity culture Satan is known for his tricky ways, lies and deceit. He has many faces and is known to be loose on earth, presently. Satan comes in many forms and can be unrecognizable. The Male Devine is unique and interesting.
In the novels Bear Heart by G. Vizenor the trickster incarnates two different and contradictory characters. One character is deceptive, cruel, rude and intrudes, the other does mainly unintentional and sudden things that are in favor of the people and harm their enemies. Other destiny page 238 Trickster is spread in many cultures but his mythological image is changing. In Africa, for instance, it is a spider, in India it is a monkey, Scandinavian trickster is depicted as the Loki god, and in America is portrayed as a coyote.
Devil refers to the characters that who can not distinguish between ‘’good’’ and ‘’bad’’, and scenes that are not morally appropriate. Morality plays a role in helping the audience to like but, without morality, even so, anti-heroes can also win sympathy and they can be loved. Some features that attract the character
The Resemblance and Distinctness in Hades and Hel Myths and legends served as bases for cultures of old and largely reflect the civilization they derive from. An undeniably extensive part of a culture is the gods that they prayed to and feared. Nations used gods and aspects of gods to demonstrate their way of life, terrors, ambitions, and to explain the strange occurrences in life. A great example of this reflection comes from the lore of the Nordic and Greek people. The Nordic goddess Hel and the Greek god Hades serve as prime examples of what these cultures had in resemblance and in polarity.
Trickery involves intelligence. They both were some of the famous heroes of their time, their times of birth is the main difference. Both showed bravery, intelligence, and protectionism. Both overcame supernatural forces and demonstrated heroic traits while doing so. They are looked upon as heroes, and as being brave, because they overcame supernatural obstacles sent by supernatural
On a basic level a trickster, just as his name signifies, is a trick-player who uses deception and manipulation in his travels. The fact that he deceives to obtain base pleasures such as food, sex or just the entertainment of tricking someone, is also an aspect to be considered in defining trickster behavior. But Trickster is too complex to only be considered a trick-player. In the process of his deception he tends to overturn and demonstrate rebellion against the established social order and customs. This is not a way to fight against establish society as it may seem, but a way to reaffirm the necessity of rules and customs in maintaining social order in the minds of the younger generations who may hear these stories.
In The Dark Knight, Batman faces his evil counterpart, the Joker. “The plot involves nothing more or less than the Joker’s attempts to humiliate the forces for good and expose Batman’s secret identity, showing him to be a poser and a fraud” (Ebert, 2008). The Joker plans out different schemes to kill people in wicked and vile ways. “In one diabolical scheme near the end of the film, he invites two ferry-loads of passengers to blow up the other before they are blown up themselves” (Ebert, 2008).
Mythology is the collection of myths that denotes commonly cultural and religious beliefs of ancient human beings. The elements of it were usually the involvement of god, goddess and heroes. In addition, it was based on a man’s desire, beliefs and ideas. It also told the natural occurrence and its main purpose was to teach people moral lessons. One of the example of Greek mythology is the divine hero of ancient Greece his name was Heracles, but people knew him as Hercules. In this analysis my main focus would be: why Hercules was famous in Greek Myth? , how did he impact the world and its society? and what lessons can be learnt from him?
Villains do not become malicious from thin air, there is always a reason behind their actions. In the book Day 21 by Kass Morgan, the reader is given more detail on the character Murphy. This character follows no rules and at first has his followers but that quickly changes. Murphy hunts down and in a way forces a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide, and is then banished from the camp. He eventually comes back and tries to kill several people.
Around the world, there are very different myths and folklore, each suiting a specific culture’s beliefs. Nonetheless, amongst those different narratives, there are certain elements, such as themes, character types, and design, that keep manifesting. These recurrences are labelled as archetypes. One type of archetypes is character archetypes. Prevalent in myths from Sigurd the Volsung to The Epic of Gilgamesh, character archetypes are types of characters that are conventional amidst literature.
Trickster tales are so popular because they have a way of inspiring people. Yes, you may be downtrodden and forgotten, yes, you may be weak and oppressed, but trickster tales reminds us that sometimes the weak overcome the strong. This was the case for the islander slaves so many years ago. Anansi was a hero because his stories gave real people hope and the strength to