Winston Smith - the Hero We Never Want to Be

Winston Smith - the Hero We Never Want to Be

Lecture 20 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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This Lecture: Winston Smith, the central figure in George Orwell's nightmare scenario, 1984, is fearful, undernourished, and oppressed by the state - not exactly the image we conjure up when we think of the word "hero." Dive into the dystopia of Big Brother and Ingsoc and find out what makes Winston worthy of being called a hero. The Course: Heroes hold a special place in our imagination. Names such as Odysseus, Beowulf, and Queen Guinevere summon up mythic legends, while Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Huckleberry Finn are some of the most recognizable figures in world literature. Study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created and gain fresh insight into what makes a hero and what makes a character successful. All Lectures: 1. Frodo Baggins-A Reluctant Hero 2. Odysseus-The Trickster Hero 3. Aeneas-The Straight Arrow 4. Guinevere-A Heroine with Many Faces 5. The Wife of Bath-An Independent Woman 6. Cressida-A Love Betrayed 7. Beowulf-A Hero with Hidden Depths 8. Thor-A Very Human God 9. Robin Hood-The Outlaw Hero 10. Don Quixote-The First of the Wannabes 11. Robinson Crusoe-A Lone Survivor 12. Elizabeth Bennet-A Proper Pride 13. Natty Bumppo and Woodrow Call-Frontier Heroes 14. Uncle Tom-The Hero as Martyr 15. Huckleberry Finn-Free Spirit of America 16. Sherlock Holmes-The First Great Detective 17. Dracula-The Allure of the Monster 18. Mowgli-The Wolf Child 19. Celie-A Woman Who Wins Through 20. Winston Smith-The Hero We Never Want to Be 21. James Bond-A Dangerous Protector 22. Fairy-Tale Heroines-New-Style Princesses 23. Lisbeth Salander-Avenging Female Fury 24. Harry Potter-Whistle-Blower Hero
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Shippey, Thomas A.
hoopla digital

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