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Old March 31 2013, 02:17 AM   #414
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Re: What are you reading?

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
This is the second book on heroism, a favorite topic of mine
As a freshman, I took a class called: Heroism: Ancient and Modern which looked at how societies defined heroes from the Hellenistic Age to today (well, the 90s at that point). It was a fascinating study in how heroes are representative of the society which elevates them to such status. It's incredibly telling, therefore, that many 21st century heroes are incredibly flawed, dark, and of otherwise personally conflicted (Nolan's Batman comes to mind).
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