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Self-Destruction and the Doomed Protagonist

by deckard croix
Self-Destruction and the Doomed Protagonist by deckard croix
We have here the cynical narrator, the rebel of optimism, the self-aware protagonist. Their lives are chosen for them, their actions lead them to it, their fates are sealed irrevocably. These films end and the link to the audience, namely the main character, ends as well. Many things may bring about such a conclusion … self-destruction is the most tragic of human devices, and it is certainly a common way. There is no action as persistently acted upon, no dream that could not distract one from, no solace to cower toward – the conflict is from within the character, a parasite, a self-induced prison of anarchy. These are these characters; they… Read more

We have here the cynical narrator, the rebel of optimism, the self-aware protagonist. Their lives are chosen for them, their actions lead them to it, their fates are sealed irrevocably. These films end and the link to the audience, namely the main character, ends as well. Many things may bring about such a conclusion … self-destruction is the most tragic of human devices, and it is certainly a common way. There is no action as persistently acted upon, no dream that could not distract one from, no solace to cower toward – the conflict is from within the character, a parasite, a self-induced prison of anarchy. These are these characters; they are doomed and they create their doom, some through drugs, some through obsession, some through love, some through greed.

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