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Why do we like anti heros?


#1

Im still trying to get research from tarentino fans about the appeal of anti heros. My question to you is why do we like Vince & Beatrix, what is the appeal of these anti heros? Please help me with my research…thank you ;D


#2

Not sure this is on the right board, but whatever.



I’ve always like anti-heroes or at least horribly flawed characters. My favourite film and literature characters are drunks, addicts, compulsive gamblers, perverts and all-round miserable guys. There is just something about these characters that strikes a chord with me.



Tarantino creates characters that fit into classic film molds yet possess very human characteristics (the dialogue is one the main reasons for this). I think Beatrix is a little different though, because although she is bad, the people she has to kill are worse. It’s kind of choosing the lesser of two evils. With characters like Vince… I think people are just genuinely attracted to crime. It’s adventurous in cinema. I mean, if you asked me why I enjoy a pervert far more than a wholesome baseball player, I’d just say because I don’t really like things that are normal. But I don’t know if I can really give you a good answer as to why the normal person like anti-heroes. I just know that I like when my heroes are not heroes at all.


#3

I thinks it’s about watching people do things you wouldn’t be brave or dumb enough to do. I think we all like to live on the wild side, some live deeper into the wild side than others and that’s fascinating.



Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_hero


#4

Thank you for your feedback guys, you’ve really helped my research, cheers for taking the time to do that,


#5

No, problem mate, happy to help ya! :smiley: