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Frank Miller's ideals of heroism

Author: Stephen Matthew Jones; IUPUI ScholarWorks.
Publisher: 2007.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--Indiana University, 2007.
Series: IUPUI theses and dissertations.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : English
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This project responds to previous available literature on the subject of heroism, which tends to deal with either an isolated work or with genre- and archetype-specific analysis, and applies their concepts to case studies of Frank Miller's various heroic models. In particular, this project addresses the film Sin City and the graphic novel The Dark Knight Strikes Again, arguing that DK2 serves as a departure of sorts  Read more...
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Named Person: Frank Miller
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Matthew Jones; IUPUI ScholarWorks.
OCLC Number: 133490064
Notes: Title from screen (viewed May 23, 2007).
Department of English, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Advisor(s): Dennis Bingham, William F. Touponce, Kristine Karnick.
Includes vita.
Description: iv, 110 leaves : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; Available online via IUPUI ScholarWorks.; System requirements: PDF Reader.
Series Title: IUPUI theses and dissertations.
Responsibility: Stephen Matthew Jones.

Abstract:

This project responds to previous available literature on the subject of heroism, which tends to deal with either an isolated work or with genre- and archetype-specific analysis, and applies their concepts to case studies of Frank Miller's various heroic models. In particular, this project addresses the film Sin City and the graphic novel The Dark Knight Strikes Again, arguing that DK2 serves as a departure of sorts from Miller's ideals of heroism in his middle years (such as those presented in Sin City), as the protagonist becomes more of a revolutionary engaged in revamping society than the vigilante or "lone wolf" on the fringes of society. With the aforementioned sources as a general background, it is evident that Miller's heroic ideals shift in their active capacity and scope but remain more or less steady in their strong individual sense of ethical duty. In addition, these sources aid in establishing the comparisons Miller actually invites to traditional, "archetypal" understandings of the hero as well as to the particular heroic form of Ayn Rand, which he explicitly references in DK2. Miller's response to these previous models bolsters the assertion that theories of heroic ideals are inherently political as they deal with representations of the kind of person a hero must be, in turn involving issues of gender, ethnicity and class.

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