Why Heroes Don't Stay Dead: Resurrection - Troped!

Written by Spencer Sher

Have you ever wondered why writers even bother to kill of major characters only to find some magical or convenient way to bring them back to life? Resurrection has been a part of human culture and in our stories from ancient Greece and Egypt, to Jesus, to Superman - it's everywhere! So why is it so common for characters in movies, tv, comics, and video games to cheat death? Is resurrection a cheap marketing ploy, or a key aspect of the classic Hero's Journey? Don't worry, faithful pop culture fanatic - Troped! will answer these questions and more.

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