The trend is to have every hero be “dark” and “edgy.” This habit is why, more than ever, The Phantom is a fun and good piece of entertainment.
"The study of the life, works, and ideas of our national hero is an exercise in archetypal psychology."
"There is a relationship between the sign, the word or words, and the thing signified. In writing, the relationship is between the words and their author, with the quill/person as the conduit or sacrament and the letter the effect."
"Riding this little rocket into the past, made as it is of gold, glass, lapis and hair, is nonetheless thrilling when on considers that, even before it became a great antique, it's contents had lain over 180 years in the grave."
"During his time in service, Tolkien also came to be deeply impressed by the cheerful resilience of the ordinary Lancashire cotton operatives, miners, and factory workers he commanded."
"Just as God repeatedly uses the weakest, most unlikely individuals as instruments to carry out His will in our world, He chooses Frodo to undertake the monumental task in Tolkien's epic story."
"Harry has just finished listening to everyone piece together what happened while he and Dumbledore are away when the Arthur and Molly Weasley suddenly come in to see their wounded son, Bill."