Episode 23: We Could Be Antiheroes

Is there a difference between an antihero and a villain? How about a hero and a protagonist?

This week Paul Brians explains these literary terms and talks about Dostoyevsky’s Underground Man.

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Links:
hero/protagonist (from Common Errors in English Usage)
heroin/heroine (from Common Errors in English Usage)
Study Guide for Dostoyevsky: Notes from Underground
Can Dostoevsky Still Kick You in the Gut?
Full text: Notes from the Underground
Full text: Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
“A Tale from Underground,” by Wright Morris

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