Posted by Constanza on May 02, 1998 at 21:29:03:
In response to Heroes: with and without oomph, written by Linden on May 01, 1998 at 19:59:34
] And is it only women authors who do oomphy heroes? Maybe the author has to be in love with the hero (or, if a male author, in love with the heroine).
] Notice that I haven't defined "oomph": I'm not certain that I can (I hope someone else can, though). What is it that gives a hero oomph?
] Thoughts, anyone?
Well, give that my interpretation of "oomph" is the same that yours, I'm afraid I disagree about male authors' not having oomphy heroes. I've made a list of some oomphy heroes by male authors, just to prove my point. However, I'll grant you that there are more such heroes by women authors. Here's the list:
Philip? (Felipe) Derblay (Le Maitre de Forges - Georges Ohnet)
Prince Andrei (War and Peace)
Muley-el-Kadel (Capitan Tempesta -Captain Storm?- Emilio Salgari)
Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)
Armand D'Hubert (The Duel - Conrad)
Gabriel (Far from the madding crow - Hardy)
Fabrizio Falconeri (The Leopard - Tomasi de Lampedusa)
Colonel Sartoris (The invicts? - Faulkner)
Johnny Pascoe (The Rainbow and the Rose - Nevil Shute)
The main male character in "The 4 feathers"
- Oops! It's Tancredi and not Fabrizio nfm Constanza 16:11:55 5/03/98 (0)
- Oomphy heroes by male authors Linden 00:32:12 5/03/98 (7)
- What is oomphiness? Kay 10:47:45 5/03/98 (6)
- More on oomph Linden 18:30:22 5/03/98 (5)
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