Janet Croft wrote:
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 08:07:08 -0500
From: "Croft, Janet B." <jbcroft@...
Subject: RE: Digest Number 1941
MKK: I don't suppose they'd appreciate a paper on Elric as the Sulky
Teen-Age Angst Incarnation of the Immortal Hero, huh?
Why not? It's a valid subgenre of the Immortal Hero. Must be some
others out there who either influenced or were influenced by him, or
present a good example for comparison. Heck, look how sulky Harry
Potter got in the last book -- no big black sword, but plenty of angst!
I'd say Anakin Skywalker is certainly up there on the Sulky Teen-Age Angst scale -- and he doesn't even have the excuse of being a teen-ager in the last 2 movies. Granted, a movie, not a book, but it certainly leaps to mind.
(back to lurking, now)