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INTRODUCTION The theme of the anti-hero has been a part of fictional culture for a long time. Even though the term anti-hero does not have an airtight definition, Victor Brombert, in his book ‘In Praise of Antiheroes’ writes, "The term 'antihero' as it has come to be used, is indeed linked to a paradoxical, at times provocative stance. Dostoevsky gave that term currency in the final section of Notes from Underground, a seminal work that questions the idea of the hero in life as well as in art."