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Q: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE VILLAIN FROM A BOOK?
I had to think about this for awhile before answering. There are so many delicious bad guys out there. But, when I fell upon this answer in my head, I knew immediately it was the perfect one.
It has got to be Iago from “Othello” by William Shakespeare. I know, I know. It’s a play and the question asked for a book. Just humor me. And do so because Iago represents the worst kind of evil. I think one of the reasons for that is that his motives are unclear. Sure there are several intimated throughout the play, most of which are rooted in some form of jealousy or racism. But, scholars actually hotly debate what the real motive is, and many argue that he was actually motiveless, and just enjoyed seeing others suffer – you don’t get much more villainous than that. The other thing that really makes him the premium bad guy is his gift of deception. Othello completed trusted him and genuinely loved him. Everyone completed trusted him. And he was actually playing them all, and loved doing it. That is real villainy, my friends.
Who is your favorite villain?