antihero

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a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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The novel will be remembered for its inventiveness, its mythmaking, its heroism and antiheroism, its violence ("The fluids of his brain had oozed into his ears from the shattered scalp, and one of his eyeballs hung from the socket like a huge grape on his cheek"), its absurdity ("Grandma" would go on bound feet to the local dumping ground for infanticides to find lucky lottery numbers by weighing infant corpses).