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A protagonist who lacks one or more of the conventional qualities attributed to a hero. Instead of being dignified, brave, idealistic, or purposeful, the antihero may be cowardly, self-interested, alienated, or weak.
A novel or story whose theme is the moral or psychological growth of the main character; coming-of-age story
a dominant or recurring theme; especially an unusual one (ex. from The Road: shopping cart)
lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; such a person
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