Great Antiheroes in Literature

GENINT 721.617

Osher (50+). In this course, we read four great works featuring four memorable antiheroes.


About this course:

Long before Michael Corleone, Hannibal Lecter, and Norman Bates, literature immortalized its own antiheroes, villains like Alex in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Pinkie Brown in Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, Dostoevsky’s Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment, and Shakespeare’s Iago in Othello. We examine the characteristics of these four moral monsters and discern how they’re different and what they have in common.

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