Fantasy Quest, Heroes and Anti-Heroes, Magnificent Seven Quote


Hi, it’s the Greenygrey. I was reading about the fantasy literature heroic quest on the Fabulous Realms website, and it reminded Grey of its epic Ozyssey.

Magnificent Seven Heroes

But although Grey was the archetypal protagonist of the story, it considers itself more of an anti-hero than a hero, and wants Bonzo, Angry, Cathy and Elle to be considered the heroes. Not to mention the hats, Emily and Brian.

Our reluctance to be seen a hero is probably because we are a werewolf, and not used to being seen as heroes in human society.

It could also be because we saw the Magnificent Seven film before Grey went to Oz, and it remembers the hired gun Bernado O’ Reilly’s (Charles Bronson) quote near the end of the movie:

‘Don’t you ever say that again about your fathers, because they are not cowards. You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers. And this responsibility is like a big rock that weighs a ton. It bends and it twists them until finally it buries them under the ground. And there’s nobody says they have to do this. They do it because they love you, and because they want to. I have never had this kind of courage. Running a farm, working like a mule every day with no guarantee anything will ever come of it. This is bravery. That’s why I never even started anything like that… that’s why I never will.’

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