Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon by K. Dale Koontz

By K. Dale Koontz

Joss Whedon as soon as pointed out himself as an “angry, hard-line atheist” who's however “fascinated via the concept that of devotion.” whereas prepared faith turns out to carry no passable solutions for Whedon, his commitment to exploring the meanings of religion and trust will be obvious in lots of of the characters he has created for such works as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, and Fray. This paintings examines numerous Whedon’s characters and discusses what will be realized from their struggles and discoveries concerning faith and belief.
half One specializes in the characters’ look for goal, revealing how sunrise, Spike, and Angel try to outline the which means in their lives in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel. half specializes in relations, studying the novel relations dynamic in Whedon’s comedian booklet miniseries Fray and tv sequence Firefly. half 3 facilities round the inspiration of redemption, utilizing Angel’s Doyle, Firefly’s Malcolm Reynolds and Shepherd booklet, and Buffy’s religion Lehane to envision the characters’ look for salvation and their very own attractiveness in their prior activities. eventually, half 4 specializes in the damaging strength of non secular zealotry, revealing the risks of absolute trust via Firefly’s River and Buffy’s Caleb. a prime resource consultant follows the most textual content, delivering the author, director, and air date of every tv episode, in addition to ebook facts for Whedon’s print works, together with the in-publication “Season eight” comedian books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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