Umberto Eco Essays
Fall of a Hero, Triumph of a Villain: An Analysis of Umberto Eco's Choices Regarding the Characters William of Baskerville and Bernard Gui in The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
Courage, intellect, and success: three typical characteristics which could easily be attributed to the hero of any story. Take cunning, manipulation, and eventual failure, and you have yourself the typical villain. In The Name of the Rose, Umberto...