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Understanding Evil: Why a Writer Should Search for Good in a Bad Character

One of the hallmarks of bad writing is the creation of characters that are perfect archetypes, caricatures with no backstory or reason but to push plot by sticking to their simplistic script (i.e. the bad man with the moustache that ties the girl to the train tracks, or the perfect prince charming used to rescue the damsel in distress).  These crude narratives of absolute good and evil take away from the humanity of a character which is far more complex and demands story and reason for the creation of a monster.  People are rarely, if ever, simply born evil.  But how do you find good in a person that hates another simply for their ethnicity?  And more importantly, why would anyone choose to look to understand a monster? 

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