Friday, September 9, 2011

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Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one??

It’s really hard for me to think of an answer to the question this week. But it’s a great question. It makes me think.

As readers, in most cases, we should attach ourselves to the heroes and really be on their side. It’s rare for someone to want a villain to win. Usually, if it’s that case, then perhaps there was a deep, underlying problem with the hero that the author failed to develop. Or, simply it could be a play on opposites in which the author themselves WANT their villains to win and thus developed them with such power we as readers hope they do.

For example: The main girl in Let Me In (also known as Let The Right One) by John Lindqvist was what I would almost classify as a villain. Yet, with this story, the author wants you to root for her. And I certainly did.

So that’s one example I can give in answer to this question… as far as stories go where I should have been wanting the hero to win, and instead finding myself leaning toward the villain, I don’t really know if I can think of any at this time. I may have to mull this one over. Good, thoughtful question, though!

Happy Friday!



  1. Love the blog hun! Def makes me think more of starting my own:)


  2. Hi and Happy Friday! A great answer..

    My FF,

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Great answer! Unfortunately I couldn't come up with an villain I would want to win, but pls stop by and say hello anyway :-)


  4. This has been a difficult question. I have thought of a couple of "villains" that end up redeeming themselves in the end, but does that count?

    I love your purple trees and butterflies!

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    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead


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