Hey, /lit/, are there any good books where the obvious villain is the protagonist, and wins? I recently read Cask of Amontillado, and thought,"what if a book had the complexity of The Count of Monte Cristo, mixed with the general perspective of Cask of Amont?"
I'm tired of the hero winning so often. It's so droll.
Well I'm reading all of Lady Snowblood and Yuki is a nasty person. She makes a butler rape the daughter of his master, and later on kills a sick nobleman's daughter by having so much sex with her she dehydrates and dies.
it's a whole genre. it's called horror. its specifically for people who dont want a happy ending.
nope. evil is the corruption of gods will. good vs bad does not exist in the christian canon. that is propaganda. whites vs the evil brutish negro for example.
of course sympathy for the devil exists as a trope where the author intentionally blurs the lines between the two to confuse the protagonist and reader. although it's all just a false dichotomy.