In conclusion villains are known for being evil in a story or movie. The first villain chosen is the evil queen from Snow White. The evil queen/witch sets out to kill Snow because she wants to become the fearest of them all. The second villain is Gothel from the movie Tangled. Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel as a baby and locks her in a castle, away from the world. The third villain is Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Ursula turns the merpeople into little animals called polyps. Villains are
What makes a good villain? That word is most common in comic books and movies where the antagonist brings down the protagonist, and saves the day. The word “Villain” in this day and age has a negative connotation. When it was first used, it was a neutral term. A “Villain” was actually a poor person who lived on a farm; he lived in a “villa”. When the word was borrowed into English as “Villain” it was used to refer to any lowborn rustic. The conditions in which these people lived were so horrible that they had to resort to violence and crime to make ends meet. In their own way, sometimes a villain has to do what he or she believes in, which i respect. Most often people see the villain in a bad way, but not me. I see them as a
The best villain I know would have to be Darth Vader from Star Wars. He kept on trying to kill Luke Skywalker and Obi-wan-kenobi. He tried so hard to fight for the droids they had and so he could get Princess Leia. He is also mysterious he will not show his face until the end and it makes me and other people think what his face looks like. He also kept it a secret that Darth Vader was Luke’s father “ I am your Father.”
The best villain I know is Kellog. He is the main protagonist in Fallout 4. After being locked in vault 111 because of several nuclear bombs hitting the U.S.A. our main protagonist finds himself and family being frozen in a cryogenic test pods. Then while everybody is still frozen the protagonist
Villains play a very important role in every literary work. Whether they exist as people, circumstances, or even nature, their purpose is to provide a problem to be solved by the “good guys”. Without villains, no piece of literature would be worth reading. Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello are master villains. Both antagonists are fuelled by thoughts of revenge, and rely heavily on deception and manipulation to get what they want.
In many works of literature, some characters are driven by lust, power, hatred, acknowledgement, and greed. Such motivations can be either used to harness good or evil. The composition of an extraordinary villain can bring frustration, suspense, and create a love- hate relationship with the audience. Consequently, a remarkable villain is a crucial aspect of the plot. The villain is a deciding factor as to whether the plot of the story will be compelling or not. A description of a bad guy according to Agnes Repplier, "A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph
Many stories feature a hero who behaves honorably and fights for good. These same stories often include a villain who behaves selfishly and stands at odds with the hero. In your opinion, who is the best villain from a movie or piece of literature? Think about what traits make him or her a good villain, and how he or she contrasts the hero.
Most stories, movies, and myths have the simple archetype of Good vs. Evil. This particular archetype can often be confusing, because in stories the reader is often lead to believe that something or someone represents good or evil, but it does not. More often than not the evil character is either crazy or was raised wrongly. Evil characters in Good vs. Evil stories are often not truly evil but either mental unstable or not taught right from wrong.
The two stories I am focusing on is Cinderella and Yeh Shen. In both stories, the villains are the most cruel and want to take the Protagonists to a bad track. You can infer that the villains are trying to be a monarch and trying to get in a higher position than the cinderellas and get to the top.
A villain whether super or fictional is a cruelly malicious person, who fueled by jealousy and hatred is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime. An infamous fictional villain that we are introduced to is Grendel, a demon with nothing but evil intentions on his mind. He is a descendant of Cain and ironically like Cain finds himself as an outcast from all mankind. Although Grendel is a demon from hell itself, some might say that Iago is the evilest villain in all literature. He does any and everything in his power to bring down the general Othello. While Jealousy and hatred lead to evil actions for both Grendel and Iago their appearances and endings differ.
How is a villain defined? Certainly not as a man like Andrew Jackson who displayed great honor, courage, and determination for the well-being of his citizens and country. Raised in a commoner’s household, he began establishing a leadership foundation at an early age of fourteen. Jackson acquired the nickname “Old Hickory” through his portrayal of an influential and heroic leader. His valiant actions to defend his nation and represent the “common man” earned him the seventh seat as the president of the United States. Although he is notorious for forcefully removing the Indians from their homeland, Jackson’s achievements as a vigilant war general and outstanding president depict him as a hero.
Literary Critic Northup Frye wrote vastly on the evolution of heroism. He observed that in the early days of human civilization our heroes in literature were virtually gods, and as civilization progresses they became more human, more flawed, and less heroic. From the divine heroes like Odysseus and Hercules, to the extraordinary but mortal heroes such as Achilles, the phenomenal leaders including King Arthur and the great but tragically flawed heroes such as, Macbeth or Oedipus. Further from the archetype of heroism are the unlikely but, eventual heroes such as Harry Potter, until we reach the notion of the anti-hero. Contrary to the sound, the antihero is not the antagonist or the villain but, in fact the main character in some
Then, in To Build A Fire the unnamed character does not listen to the men in the Yukon that he should not go outside because it is too cold for him. This is not a real example of evil because the only problem he causes was endangering his life and his dog. Compared to other stories where someone is much more evil and does much worse things, he merely thought that he was smarter than the other men so he did not have to listen to them, which was wrong but it didn't
In line with the stories, one can never deny the fact that there would always be a villain or an antagonist. Those were the characters that would do anything to destroy the lives of the
The antagonists of a story are usually not the ones critically acclaimed. Due to our human inclination it’s fairly relevant that, as readers, more of an emotional attachment is built with the protagonists. However, in spite of that, villains still deserve our attention. From taking a close look at a few villains and the methods in which they manipulate, parallels in strategy are prevalent. A few examples of antagonists that particularly stand out are: Iago from the tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare, Roger Chillingworth from the novel The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Abigail Williams from Arthur Miller’s novel The Crucible, these characters all use isolation to manipulate others throughout the stories.