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Antiheroism In Hamlet Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate In literature there has been countless antiheroic characters from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast to others as famous as Robin Hood and By literary definition an antihero is the hero of the play or novel but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman Such negative aspects may include a violent nature use of coarse language or self serving interests which may inadvertently depict the protagonist as a hero since the result of serving those interests may be the betterment of society or an environment In William Shakespeares Hamlet the protagonist Hamlet is depicted as an antihero One main factor which gives Hamlet such a label is that he draws sympathy as well as admiration from
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