Re: RARA-AVIS: re the coach as American hero

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 20 Feb 2006

Jay wrote:

A successful coach certainly has personality, smarts, and leadership qualities. But this figure seems to me to be the reverse of the PI, because s/he discourages separateness and confrontation with the dark, self-expressive, possibly chaotic core of the unique self.

************* The desire for the American hero to struggle against the establishment still comes through in the coach protagonist. I'm not a big sports fan so I can't refer you to any fiction, but the movie "Hoosiers" is a good example. The coach is an outsider, despised by both the players and the fans. Except maybe one or two female characters. Against insurmountable odds he exerts his flavor of morality and wins.

It's the American hero thing. You've got the same elements. They're just dressed up differently.


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