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It's Lit! | Episode | The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

Edward Cullen. Han Solo. Killmonger. Lestat. What do all these characters have in common besides being heartthrobs? They share a common ancestor: the Byronic Hero. Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded, the Byronic hero has been a staple in literature dating back to the 19th century, but the archetype is all over film, TV and even video games.

0:14:48 | AIRED: 7/29/2020 |
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