In today's society, villains have taken an important part of the most popular characters of cable TV series. Indeed, those apparently rutheless wrong doers seem to attract the viewer's sympathy. So, we might consider to what extent we can sympatise with vilains. In order to explain that, we will first see how the ant-heroes got out of the manichean vision people had onto them, and then define the limits of this sympathy
|Walter White, |
Breaking Bad (2008)
Nevertheless, the sympathy for villains has its own limits; Even if he's got charism and skills, even if he is flawless, an arsonist stays an arsonist, and people won't seriously idolize him. The example of Walter White's humanity had been taken in the first part, but still, somebody producing The top 5 most adictive drug in the word doesn't deserve to be worshiped. Than, I have to talk about the example of Dexter to explain the real point. Doing right by wrong is definitely unfair, and should not be appreciated by people, who could get to take example on them. You don't kill people because they are bad, you put them down to jail.
To conclude, many people sympathise with anti-heroes, in the limit of their own moral judgement. A great litterary piece of work to read, about this notion of moral judgement would be "beyond good and evil", of Frederich Nieztche.