Good vs. Evil

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Post by Anjum » 24 Nov 2017, 08:02

Yeah! Good vs Evil is an old topic, but I still love watching Good win over Evil.
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Post by Stapes » 10 Dec 2017, 13:20

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I agree it can become predictable. Still, as long as the book is well-written and engaging, I enjoy the ride.
I agree that it can become predictable, but some of the best and most read books has the same underlying theme. I think a great author with a good idea can always make this theme work.

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Post by Thabang Amos » 11 Dec 2017, 04:44

I sometimes enjoy books where evil tends to win. Makes it unpredictable and very interesting. It also gives life to the book that you are reading. Good won't always win and that is a fact, that is just how life is
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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 02:21

I prefer the "shades of gray" approach to things, much like what Martin had done in A Song of Ice and Fire. I like books where the lines between good and evil are blurred, plunging the reader in a state of moral dilemma...or something like that.

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Post by Ravyn » 28 Dec 2017, 04:42

I think the theme of good vs. evil can be interpreted interesting ways. When its an internal conflict the character is having about doing something wrong to make things right, or even when the character ends up being seen as evil when he/she started out wanting to make a positive difference but lost their way. It doesn't necessarily have to be a noble, faultless team of heroes battling pure evil after all!

Wars have been waged with loss of life an inevitable consequence but each side may be fighting to protect who they love so can we call either one evil? Would you kill to save a life? It's a tough question for anyone.
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Post by briellejee » 16 Jan 2018, 03:59

I usually root for the villains in books with this theme, however, Raven's Peak is really talking about the true evil and the true good so I wasn't able to see the point in defending the bad guys here. Good VS. Evil is such a cliche theme and the downfall is that you always know good will always win in the end.

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Post by mamalui » 18 Mar 2018, 15:54

In real life good doesn't always prevail so its much more satisfying when good prevails in fiction at least.
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Post by mamalui » 18 Mar 2018, 15:55

In real life good doesn't always prevail so its much more satisfying when good prevail over evil once in a while at least.
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Post by Kishor Rao » 08 Oct 2018, 04:50

Even though we read a lot of stories about the classic Good vs Evil theme, and I mean it when I say a lot! I never get bored of the stories and never seem to have outgrown them. Even if we know how the story will turn out we never tend to put the book down and always have an air of satisfaction when we finish it.
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