A – Awesomest Anti-Hero – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
Greetings and welcome to the very first day of the AtoZChallenge. Every day this month (except Sundays) we will have a Literary duo for you to vote for your favourite.
Today we are starting with everyone’s favourite: the Awesomest Anti-Heroes. We have two very interesting gentlemen, one right out of classic literature, the other from modern comics and we want you to tell us who should win this little contest.
Often seen as a romantic hero from Emily Bronte‘s Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff ends up the bitter anti-hero. His love for Catherine Earnshaw starts off pure, but when he does not get what he wants his pride becomes malicious cruelty. From hero to villain, is he the Awesomest Anti-Hero?
The trickster god of Norse legend, Loki is a popular figure from Marvel comics and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fallen prince, thrown into turmoil when he discovers he is Jotun not Aesir, sending him into a downward spiral. To begin with he desperately wants to prove himself, committing terrible acts to convince Odin he is still worthy. Then he sets his sights on being a true villain. Is Loki your Awesomest Anti_Hero?
We picked two of our favourite Anti-heroes to go head to head, but please tell us about your favourites in the comments as well.
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.