Hello viners, I'm posting this topic about anti-heroes (obviously) because I'm doing a research paper on the relationship between the modern day popularity with anti-heroes (such as Walt from Breaking Bad and Dexter from Dexter) and the conflict within our own psyche. I'm developing my argument by discussing the ideas of us being so intrigued by these characters based on our own projection of shadow. Our shadow can be shortly summarized as all of our desires, judgements, jealousies, inner demons and we project all this inner chaos onto these characters and it creates a subconscious relationship between us and them. In the end, we end up routing for these characters even though we know that what they do is morally wrong. Deep within our minds we deal with an issue between good and evil. That's why we comic book characters because they are an easy distinction for our minds as to whats good and evil; unlike aspects of the real life that is not too easy to separate. But when it comes to anti-heroes, they relate to our shadow and subconscious minds in ways that we don't normally get to express in today's society.
Now some of you by this point may be asking why I'm posting this... well the truth is I NEED your help. I've hit a brick wall, especially in the creditable resources part of my research. So I was hoping to see if anyone could respond back to this and give me some feedback and possibly some more ideas to talk about that will blow my professor's socks off. And not to mention, some online sources or other sources that can better help my arguments.
Anyone that responds I'm sure will be a huge help and I thank you very much.