Heroes and Villains

Every hero is a villain and vice versa. This phrase popped into my head randomly last night. I think it probably would not stand up to strict scrutiny, but it speaks to the complexity I think modern literary audiences should expect from a strong literary character. Certainly if you look at anyone in a position of great power in the real world, from presidents to dictators to policemen to rich business men, they are seen as heroes by some and villains by others.

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