"...The classic hero who upheld virtue simply because it was right, honored his parents, chose a good partner, had children, and strove to embody justice and moral fortitude has played the leading role in the vast majority of ancestral stories. This is because #storytelling was originally a vehicle to transmit cultural values. Characters lacking these moral points were not presented as celebrated fictional celebrities, but cautionary tales... The Greek storytellers gave every hero a flaw, but this was the one exception to his moral character which provided a weakness for the tension of the story to turn upon. His entire being wasn’t made up of flaws, and he strove to overcome his flaw and become a better man. Only #villains wallowed in their flaws or refused to change them. Sometimes the hero succeeded in overcoming his flaw, making him an inspiring hero. Other times he didn’t, leading to tragedy. But he nearly always strove to do what was good for the sake of objective #morality." https://adamlanesmith.com/2020/05/16/heroes-dark-heroes-and-antiheroes-how-audience-preferences-have-changed-through-the-generations-and-what-comes-next/?fbclid=IwAR3VxDKSSl9ytcqsstP37shCfye07yM-X3lmd6ynYJ5mSaufxr_cd71PJnM
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