Hero or Antihero?

United States
January 14, 2007 2:19pm CST
Something about antiheros is appealing to me. They make stories different than others. Heros can't always be the gifted, strong, goodhearted guys. It's nice when main characters go through a change in the story so that everyone, Characters and readers, learn a lesson.
3 responses
• United States
15 Jan 07
the antihero is the flawed underdog in most stories. When we read them we see our own imperfections.
• United States
15 Jan 07
Maybe that is why I like them. I can relate with them since I'm not perfect like the typical stereotype hero.
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
I'm currently working on a book of short stories that have no heroes. It's sci-fi/horror. I also often times prefer the antihero in a story then the hero.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I prefer the anti-hero. Anti-heroes are more realistic more human. I believe if a person was to gain some kind of power, even though they might do some good I think they would help their own situation first and they would still have their faults and short comings.