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anti-hero


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A central character in a narrative or drama who lacks the admirable qualities of fortitude, courage, honesty, and decency that are usually possessed by traditional heroes. Examples include Alex in A Clockwork Orange (novel 1962; film 1971). Note that the anti-hero is not the antagonist or villain.

Subjects: Literature.


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