Dissecting Dragons

Episode 287: Its All About Me - the Strange Appeal of Narcissism in Speculative Fiction

August 13, 2021

Some of the most compelling characters in fiction are those you wouldn't actually want to meet in real life. This is certainly true of characters fitting the narcissist trope. But what is it about a fictional narcissist that we find so fascinating? Why do they provide such good story arcs? This week Jules and Madeleine take a look at why a charming, often immoral self-obsessed character keeps you reading. On the slab this week - Dr Strange, Iron Man, Good on Paper and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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