Larger Than Life

The Romantic Hero

Romantic heroes lives in a world larger than the one they occupy space in. Romanticizing, or exaggerating, things is a way to represent ideas as grander than they are, as opposed to, say, a ‘realistic’ description.

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Evil Is As Evil Does

On Heroes, Villains, Protagonists and Antagonists

Heroes and villains are common characters. A hero embodies a certain palatable morality while the villain usually has none or one that is questionable. A protagonist is a character in the story who the readers are supposed to sympathise/agree with while the antagonist is someone opposed to the worldview of the protagonist. Often, heroes become protagonists and villains antagonists.

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