All-College Writing Contest


All-College Writing Contest Winner 2000-01

Document Type


Date of Award

Fall 2000

Author Comments

When Joseph Yeh and I started discussing the possibility of doing a tutorial in the two spring months before I left to study in Greece and Turkey, we began with the idea of spending time in Chicago and watching good movies. Lacanian theory was a natural addition and all at once I found myself a student of ideology and pop culture. The reluctant hero is my name for a character type I noticed while contemplating the motive behind the American exaltation of the underdog. Like other cinematic standards, the reluctant hero marks an intersection of film and philosophy that speaks to what the members of a culture believe and what they would like to think they believe. Enjoy. �

Faculty Advisor

Joseph Yeh



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