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Monday, June 8, 2009

Villains: Why Don't they have a Happy Ever After?

Every single story whether it's a fiction or non-fiction, has the main characteristics which include: a hero, a heroine and a villain. Almost every one of these stories have a happy ending, in which the hero weds the heroine and they live happily ever after. Well that's just one part of telling the story which almost the entire world adapts. The question is why isn't the other half of the story told? You think when the hero and the heroine live happily ever after the story ends? No? Why? Of-course you don't know. Simply releasing another series of the same story with another villain won't let you get what it's all about. What about the people who are tagged as the villains? Why their side of the story is never told? Now is that fair? The answer is a big fat NO!

Taking the example of Popeye; The Sailor who is a fictional hero famous for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well as numerous television shows, created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929. Who has not seen Popeye eating spinach and becoming powerful? He does this for Olive and then when you move on to knowing Bluto, yeah yeah the big fat strong man usually tagged as The Villain, many would be blank.

Well let me tell you his part of the story, Bluto or Bruttus is a person who fell in love with Olive when this story started, in the beginning Bluto loved Olive and then tried to find ways of impressing her but then Popeye came and when Bluto started to fight for his love he was pushed away to the hard side. Does any one like Bluto? No. Does Olive love Bluto? No. Every one likes Popeye just because he eats Spinach and becomes strong!!

Now now many people wont agree with me regarding the above notion. Well ok, if not, then here is another example. What about James? Remember him? James who was also tagged as a Villain in the very popular movie and a book Twilight. Come on now! Just because Edward was a special vampire having senses to control his thirst for human beings, won't mean every vampire could. He fell in love with a human girl and brings her in front of the other vampires. Was it James' fault if he was a vampire? If he couldn't control sucking blood, which every vampire does, except Mr. I-Practiced-The-Hell-Out-Of-Self-Control.

What if Jasper was killed by Edward for attacking Bella on her birthday, wouldn't Alice hate Edward as Victoria did. No but still Victoria was killed. Why? Just for taking revenge for the person she loved. Now that's an incomplete story. You want me to ask about Irina and her mate. Probably no, because that would cost a bit of mind teasing.

Well lets take the commonly seen and heard stories. Like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Bernard, Goggly and much more. So you see all the half told stories are a super hit, though, they leave the most important half of themselves untold and unfolded. I don't think we are being fair to all of the people tagged as villains. What about Lady Tremaine? Was her part of the story told? No. What about Underminer from the The Incredibles? So you see you just look at them and give a big laugh when they are getting beaten up by the HEROES!

When you lose a match, all you get is being laughed at. Every one talks about the winner, how well he played. Have you ever thought about the great shots you played between the game? On which the audience cheered and hooted? You might but the others don't. That's when only half of the reality is being showed. The other half is FORGOTTEN.