On Heroes And Villains: What Is Right, What Is Wrong?

Rachel Poli

Good vs. bad is a common theme everywhere. It’s in novels: your protagonist is “good” and no matter what genre you’re writing in, there’s always a “bad” guy who happens to be the villain of the story, your protagonist’s rival, or simply just someone who is mean and considered “bad” by the readers.

This theme pops up (a little too frequently) in real life as well.

It’s probably one of the more common ones and it’s the broadest because there’s so much you can do with it.

But here’s the thing: Everyone has different opinions, different perspectives. So, who exactly is good and who is bad? Who’s right and who’s wrong?

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When you think of a hero, you think “good.” When you think of a villain, you think “bad.”We assume the protagonist is automatically good because they’re the “protagonist.” And we assume the antagonist is bad because they’re in competition…

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