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The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

07/29/2020 | 14m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

Edward Cullen. Han Solo. Killmonger. Lestat. What do all these characters have in common besides being heartthrobs? They share a common ancestor: the Byronic Hero. Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded, the Byronic hero has been a staple in literature dating back to the 19th century, but the archetype is all over film, TV and even video games.

Aired: 07/29/20

Rating: NR

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