For this essay, you will be required to develop and defend a significantly expanded definition for either ‘hero’ or ‘villain’. As we have discussed in class, this is not an easy task and it requires careful thought and consideration. In addition, we have established the importance of context in determining a reasonable definition for both of these terms.

Good choices might include (but aren’t limited to): Dexter from the Dexter series, Walter White from Breaking Bad, Cartman from South Park, the characters from The Boondock Saints, Rorschach or Ozymandias from Watchmen, Catwoman from Batman comics/movies, Riddick from the Pitch Black series, Marv from Sin City, Micheal Corleone from The Godfather, Collin Sullivan from The Departed, Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy, Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange, Darth Vader from the Star Wars series, Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs, The Terminator from the Terminator series, Tony Soprano from The Sopranos, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho, Tyler Durden from Fight Club, The Punisher from The Punisher comics/movies, Severus Snape from the Harry Potter books/films, Clyde Shelton from Law Abiding Citizen, Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Tony Montana from Scarface, Tom Stall from A History of Violence, Bender from Futurama, The Doctor from Doctor Who, Bart Simpson or Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons, Batman from the Batman comics, “V” in V for Vendetta, Venom or The Green Goblin from the Spider-Man comics/films, Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV, Agent 47 from the Hitman series of video games, Kratos from the God of War series, any protagonists from the Assassin’s Creed series, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War….[etc.]