The Antihero Is A Damaged Person

Only villains are evil – an anithero is a deluded, damaged individual. -David Weisberg

The antihero is not evil. The antihereo may be “exceedingly bright and pleasant to [his] neighbors and colleagues, [his] family, [his] dog” but when he is all alone, he wants to “indulge in the shadows.” He wants to “lie, cheat, [terrorize], abuse, and kill.” He loves to watch someone cower. Empowered by moral exceptionalism, the antihero is not restrained by conscience. When the righteous are repulsed by him and look away – he flourishes in their voluntary blindness.1

### Brandon L. Blankenship


 

  1. Quotes from http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/craft-perfect-antihero?utm_source=wir&utm_campaign=wir-nl-bak-170404&utm_content=933667_EDT_WD170404&utm_medium=email, Accessed April 5, 2017.

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