Over 200 literary terms, Shmooped to perfection.
The antihero is not your grandmother's kind of hero. There's no shining armor or white horses for the antihero. Oh no. He or she won't quite fit in with the grandeur and glory you might be expecting. The antihero might be ugly, might be a criminal, or might be from a lower walk of life. Despite all this, you root for him or her nonetheless.