Anti-Hero: Definition, Examples & Characteristics


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The antihero is a type of ______.

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1. Choose the best answer to complete the sentence: The antihero is a character who ______.

2. Which character is the most accurate example of an antihero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An anti-hero is the flawed protagonist in literature, film, or theater that does not possess all of the normal qualities of a hero. The worksheet will teach you about characteristics of the anti-hero, and the quiz will ask you about specific examples of anti-heroes in literature and film.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of an anti-hero
  • What the anti-hero can be classified as
  • What characters in film and literature represent anti-heroes
  • The likely characteristics of an anti-hero
  • Anti-heroes versus tragic heroes

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of anti-heroes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to classify an anti-hero
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding anti-heroes in literature, film, and pop culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about unique protagonists in film and literature, review the corresponding lesson on the characteristics of anti-heroes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what an anti-hero is
  • Examines the typical characteristics of an anti-hero
  • Explores specific examples from film, literature, and pop culture