Buffy as Homeric archetype (formerly "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists)

Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC) Kylie.Ding at kline.com
Tue May 21 10:45:46 EDT 2002

I've always thougth it was a bit silly that the Watchers' Council paid the
watchers, but not the slayer.  The slayer's life would be so much easier if
she didn't have to earn an income.


>   Her superpowers don't give her any other
> advantages, she isn't made Mayor of Sunnydale or even paid a 
> wage by the
> Watcher's Council.  Since Buffy began, a large part of the 
> show has been
> about her struggle with authority, with her slayer duties, 
> with her desire
> to live a normal life...
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