Vader, Voldemort and Other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media
Jamey Heit (Editor)
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DescriptionWhat is evil? How do we understand it in our culture? The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly through film and novels. Iconic figures of evil are explored, as is the repeated use of classic themes within our intellectual tradition. Topics covered include serial killers in film, the Twilight series, the Harry Potter series, Star Wars, and more. Collectively, these essays suggest how vital the notion of evil is to our culture, which in turn suggest a need to reflect on what it means to value what is good.
McFarland & Co Inc
21 March 2011
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