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Heroes And Villains

Author : Mike Alsford
ISBN : 9781932792928
Genre : Philosophy
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Hercules, Jesus, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Kirk, Dr. Who, Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, the Daleks, the Borg. Almost anybody living in the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they may use to do this is less clear. Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do our mythical heroes and villains represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.
Category: Philosophy

Heroes And Villains

Author : Jerry Bumpus
ISBN : 0914590936
Genre : Fiction
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Nine stories deal with two roommates' intimate conversation, an explorer, school, security agents, escaped animals, gang violence, and holiday depression.
Category: Fiction

Heroes And Villains

Author : David R. Marples
ISBN : 9637326987
Genre : Political Science
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Certain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community. Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions of the country, the book examines the sensitive issue of the changing perspectives ? often shifting 180 degrees ? on several events discussed in the new narratives of the Stalin years published in the Ukraine since the late Gorbachev period until 2005. These events were pivotal to Ukrainian history in the 20th century, including the Famine of 1932?33 and Ukrainian insurgency during the war years. This latter period is particularly disputed, and analyzed with regard to the roles of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) during and after the war. Were these organizations "freedom fighters" or "collaborators"? To what extent are they the architects of the modern independent state? "This excellent book fills a longstanding void in literature on the politics of memory in Eastern Europe. Professor Marples has produced an innovative and courageous study of how postcommunist Ukraine is rewriting its Stalinist and wartime past by gradually but inconsistently substituting Soviet models with nationalist interpretations. Grounded in an attentive reading of Ukrainian scholarship and journalism from the last two decades, this book offers a balanced take on such sensitive issues as the Great Famine of 1932-33 and the role of the Ukrainian nationalist insurgents during World War II. Instead of taking sides in the passionate debates on these subjects, Marples analyzes the debates themselves as discursive sites where a new national history is being forged. Clearly written and well argued, this study will make a major impact both within and beyond academia." - Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria
Category: Political Science

Misfits Inc No 2

Author : Mark Delaney
ISBN : 9781561456529
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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While the Misfits are attending a comic book convention and waiting for a sneak preview of the new Hyperman movie, they see the film stolen by someone dressed as Hyperman's nemesis, the Jester.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Heroes And Villains

Author : Angela Carter
ISBN : 9780141968377
Genre : Fiction
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Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.
Category: Fiction

Heroes And Villains

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781447203759
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A fun collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Heroes and Villains by Anthony Horowitz includes gripping tales from Greek, Polynesian and English mythology. Part of the Legends series of six books, Heroes and Villains from heroes such as Gawain and Achilles to classic villains such as Polyphemus the cyclops and the monster Grendel, these adventurous stories chart some of the greatest conflicts in storytelling. Featuring black and white illustrations, the Legends series by Anthony Horowitz, the author of the phenomenally successful Alex Rider series, brings classic stories to life with thrilling imagination.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Heroes And Villains

Author : William Messner-Loebs
ISBN : 1893905527
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Of Heroes And Villains

Author : D. Keith Campbell
ISBN : 9781620329238
Genre : Religion
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Gripping stories, whether modern or ancient, always include heroes and villains. The Synoptic Gospels, chock full of villains (religious leaders and others) in pursuit of an emerging hero (Jesus), are no different. Drawing first-century Jews into their familiar past and beckoning modern readers to join in its appreciation, these writers employ a literary tactic that intensifies this conflict; they depict these characters as Old Testament heroes and villains. To enter this fascinating, intertextual character portrayal, this book, in building on eighty years of lament studies, advances our understanding of the Synoptists's literary and rhetorical use of the Psalmic Lament in relation to other Old Testament motifs to characterize Jesus and his opponents. Other contributions made along the way, including insights into the Synoptists's literary appropriation of Isaiah's Servant, are all geared toward helping us better understand how Matthew, Mark, and Luke characterize their hero and villains.
Category: Religion

Fantastic Heroes And Villains

Author : John A. Witcher
ISBN : 9781449076863
Genre : Fiction
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Fantastic Heroes and Villains is a coloring book that carries on the tradition of great comic book folklore.
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Heroes And Villains Of The Bible

Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9781400318568
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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50 true-life adventures of real people from the Bible—stories of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and heroes versus villains—and their life-shaping lessons that point children to God—the greatest hero of all! The Bible is packed with stories of courageous people who loved and served God, and how He used them to do great things in the world. It is also filled with villainous people who disobeyed God and did horrible things. Heroes and Villains of the Bible encourages its readers to aspire to become great, courageous, and heroic servants of God, and reject all that is evil in the world. With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren’t from the movies, but are real people from the Bible.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction