Thursday, September 14, 2006

Writing 005 -- Thoughts about Setting

Just a quick note about this show. . .

I intended to get into a discussion about how the definitions of "protagonist" and "antihero" are less than firm in literary theory. Based upon various literary traditions and different schools of thought, the definitions vary more than this show acknowledges. I will address this issue not here in this blog, but in Writing 006, which will be devoted to listener email and miscellany.

Stay tuned.


Monday, September 04, 2006

Writing 004 -- The Shadow in the Hero

This one was fun to do, but I can't help but bang my head against the wall. There are just so many other dimensions of this topic that I could have gone into; there are so many literary and cinematic examples of the things I did discuss.

I'm also aware that I ended the discussion rather quickly. An oversight in editing. Sorry. But there will be plenty of informal follow-up in future shows.

If you can think of other examples of the Shadow archetype, post them here. Think of the books that you have read and the movies you have seen. Trust me. Examples are all over the place.