I think that Prusa is a key person for me to research as along with his division of different
types of antiheroes, he also presents two factors of what makes an antihero; motivation and
charisma, both things I intend to research more about (Mgr. Igor Prusa Ph.D., Towards The
Antihero Theory, 2019). Both of these characteristics can be related to each of my case
studies in different ways as well being a progression of the ideas of Aristotle and Propp. Both
the classic philosopher and scholar’s research and ideas revolve around the characteristics of
an antihero and how they’re being used in a story. However, Prusa is making it clear that the
factors which lead to a character’s present personality are equally as important, as well as
how each antihero presents themselves to others. (Mgr. Igor Prusa Ph.D., Towards The
Antihero Theory, 2019).
Along with each of my case studies and chosen people to look at, I also intend to research
why there has been a sudden emergence of female antiheros as the character has evolved
when compared with classically dramatic antiheroes who were predominantly men, (Gladys.
L Knight, Hero or Villain? : Essays on Dark Protagonists of Television, 2020). I believe that
this is a key thing to consider when thinking about the evolution of antiheros, especially
when taking into consideration that all but one of the antiheros I will be looking at in my case
studies are female.
In conclusion, I believe that each person I intent to look at relates to each other and my case
studies in a variety of ways but will each aid me in discovering how antiheroes have changed
and evolved over time and why they’re so popular among current audiences