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Monday, January 24, 2011

Hero vs. Story

A short note on yesterday's post and Lord Gwydion's comment (and my response:
  • Knights of the Round Table: big heroes with small flaws in a redeemable world
  • Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser: small heroes with big flaws in a more corrupt world
  • Conan: big hero with moderate flaws in a corrupt world
  • Middle Earth: small heroes with small flaws redeeming a corrupt world
Just for comparison: In Clark Ashton Smith's stories, it's usually small villains with big flaws in a just world, or occasionally big villains with small virtues. In Lovecraft, it's small heroes or villains with small flaws in an uncaring world.

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