I think the libertine is such a common and enduring character in literature and culture because its roots are founded in misogyny, an even more common and lasting practice. Being a libertine could easily be a fantasy for many men. When looking at it from their perspective, there doesn’t seem to be any real downside to being a libertine. So in thinking about a libertine it is an interesting pondering to wonder what men would ideally like to be libertines. I think it is far too easy to characterize men who would like to be libertines as men who have no moral regard for women or their wellbeing. Granted some men who desire to be libertines do fall into that category of misogynists, however, I think there is somewhat of an unnatural draw to becoming a libertine.