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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine).

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  • By that definition, an antihero is a flat character, one that is simply a placeholder in a story rather than a true protganist.
  • Then our antihero is seen tenderly removing the fish from the boat’s hull.
  • Or is he some kind of antihero, a man whose appetite for life (however stupidly indulged) just won't quit?
  • Word comes that J.D. Salinger, whose "Catcher in the Rye" has intrigued generations with its "antihero" Holden Caulfield, has died at age 91. for more
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