When we are first introduced to Norval, he is a religious Anglic...
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... because we know he tried to do everything for the best. We also find out that he distrusted Richard and he left all the money that was left to Laura alone. Despite his bad judgment at times, Norval proved to be un-blind at the end. He somewhat redeemed himself because he did care for his daughters.
In all, we clearly see that Norval was the true anti-hero of the story as he earned our sympathy despite being so un-heroic and making poor decisions. The relationship he had with his wife and his daughters gave us insight to how an anti-hero acts in social relationships. The sharp contrast between Iris, Norval, and Richard allow us to easily identify Norval as the antihero and who in reality was the villain. Ultimately, each individual reader dictates how he or she interprets a character, but the text provides clear-cut evidence that Norval Chase was a true antihero.
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