It is easy to identify and focus on a villain’s negative traits. In books and movies, the forces opposing the hero display a wide range of undesirable, nightmarish traits. They’re supposed to scare us and in most situations, it works. But we don’t always hate the bad guy. Sometimes, a villain’s magnetism is simply too strong […]
10 Psychological Reasons Why We Like The Villain
Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper at Manderley, is a powerful villain, dominating both book pages and screens with her manipulative presence. She is the main antagonist in Daphne du Maurier’s novel “Rebecca”, her main victim being the new wife of Maximillian “Maxim” de Winter, a young girl of modest roots who finds herself thrown in
He’s a mafia boss. He’s doing all the things mafia bosses do. Through lucrative endeavors that include everything from illegal gambling businesses to money laundering, extortion, and murder, Don Michael Corleone led the Corleone crime family to full American and international underworld success and domination. And we still like him. No matter how bad things
There must be (logical) reasons why the world fell in love with the character of Dexter Morgan as portrayed in Showtime’s series “Dexter”. How do we come to empathize with a blood-spatter analyst by day turned serial killer by night? I’ve selected 10 reasons why I believe Dexter’s such a sweetheart in our minds.