Rooting for the Villian

17 Apr



As long as I can remember I rooted for the villain.  My makeup box is filled with MAC Makeup’s Disney Villain Collection, and I make a trip to the Disney store in Tyson’s often for the cutest merchandise. When I was little, I was more intrigued by what the back story was with the “bad guy.”  In the Disney classic, Cinderella, I wondered what happened to the Stepmother that made her so mean.  Clearly, she was young once, what made her hate Cinderella so much?  Maybe was mad at Cinderella’s father and her anger was misplaced.  Perhaps she was a little jealous that her girls were not as naturally beautiful as Cinderella.  I also wonder about Ursala from The Little Mermaid (I have kids, I watch a lot of Disney…sue me).  I don’t think she was necessarily a “bad” person, I think she was tired of spending her life as a sea witch and wanted to do more for her life, and when the opportunity presented herself, she was just as desperate as Ariel.  Villains are not really villains.  They are hurt people who instead being healed, have turned their anger and upset to the world.  They just want some one to feel as bad as they do.


One Response to “Rooting for the Villian”

  1. christyj757 April 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Do you watch Once Upon A Time? They showed why the Evil Queen from Snow White changed to be evil…it was really good, made you feel sympathy for her. I never thought about it the way you just said, but that is so true!

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