Vader, Voldemort and Other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media

Vader Voldemort and Other Villains Essays on Evil in Popular Media What is evil How do we understand it in our culture The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture particularly film and novels I

  • Title: Vader, Voldemort and Other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media
  • Author: Jamey Heit
  • ISBN: 9780786458455
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is evil How do we understand it in our culture The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly film and novels Iconic figures of evil are considered, as is the repeated use of classic themes within our intellectual tradition Topics covered include serial killers in film, the TwilighWhat is evil How do we understand it in our culture The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly film and novels Iconic figures of evil are considered, as is the repeated use of classic themes within our intellectual tradition Topics covered include serial killers in film, the Twilight series, the Harry Potter series, Star Wars, and Collectively, these essays suggest how vital the notion of evil is to our culture, which in turn suggest a need to reflect on what it means to value what is good.

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    1. Evil is, apparently, everywhere in popular culture (ok, and probably everywhere in general, but that's not what this is about). Didn't watch Star Wars or read Harry Potter? No problem, there are essays analyzing evil through the lens of other pop culture works - video games, tv shows (Buffy, Lost, 24), movies, and even Shakespeare.As can happen with any collection of essays, there was some unevenness in tone and such between the essays. Some were a little bit stuffy (e.g. Bowman's essay on the " [...]

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