Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the "hero" of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero
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life is not indeed in jeopardy attributes to his "hero" status. In addition, his only fault is the desire to avenge his father's murder, an act considered completely honourable by the reader. However, Hamlet's negative attributes include his rudeness towards others, including the fair Ophelia, and a violent nature as shown when he kills Polonius, albeit accidently, and shows no remorse, causing a reclassification from the classic hero, to the more appropriate label of antihero.