Number 17 - Sympathy and Antagonists


If you know the reasons behind an action, can you justify why they happen? If we know why a villain acts in their way, then can we draw sympathy for them? Do they stay a villain if we sympathise?

This week's resource asks the question: "What if you're the villain in someone else's story?" Our actions dictate the perception around us, and dictate our perception of others. However, knowing reasons and understanding the context, these stories of villains become illuminated and their reactions to their environments becomes untangled. What are villains? Are they the antagonist in a story that spins a tale from your perspective? Can our sympathy change the impacts of "evil" actions?

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