The Plot Starring the Villain, Dealing with Feelings
All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances
And one man in his time plays many parts.
Shakespeare’s famous lines very aptly describe your emotional nature that fuels all your actions. Your passions are less well understood than your brain or your body, about which a wealth of literature has been written.
Drama, conflict and controversy is what your feelings thrive on. No amount of logic, facts or figures can ever change them. Emotions need action, plays, songs and stories to learn from if they are to transform.
This eBook introduces you to your feelings that drive you into actions that many times you don’t agree with. Don’t feel dim-witted that you haven’t figured out your feelings by now, few have. In spite of our high spiritual ideals, religious teachings and incredible scientific advancements, human behavior has shockingly been much the same century after century.
Your feelings keep you unconsciously playing the same old roles again and again like a broken record. You will change the scenarios and the cast of characters, but your emotional nature won’t change the script. In fact, the more familiar the plot, the more it appeals to your emotions.
Why is your emotional nature so intent on expressing itself? Because, then its role can be recognized and you can be understood. Otherwise, you’ll lament, “No one understands me.” Feeling misunderstood is something your emotional nature is continuously trying to correct by expressing your feelings.
There’s a whole range of feelings to be conveyed, from love to joy, laughter to tears, fear, anger and hate. That’s the manner in which you and everyone else’s part can be distinguished. That’s when your emotional nature can receive the attention it direly wants.
Your emotional nature, the actor and actress within you, expresses itself through three starring roles – victim, villain or hero. The villain abuses the victim, the victim who is saved by the hero and the hero defeats the villain.
This eBook, The Plot Starring the Villain is the second in a series; The Plot – Dealing with Feelings (Victim, Villain and Hero).
Since the days of Greek tragedies, the early Hollywood movies and modern thrillers, the bad guys were moving in the half shadows. Scheming, cunning, cleverly plotting and doing whatever they pleased; they were undeterred by public opinion.
Such power, determination, independence, mystery and danger are endowed with an undeniable sex appeal. The promise of the discovery of a new, unknown terrain provides for plenty of drama. The enemy most often just charms and seduces most deliciously his or her victim into submission.
Goethe’s Mephistopheles is a rather more sparkling character than his comparatively pedestrian Faust. The devil has the expensive champagne-appeal, the ‘je ne sais quois.’
The role of the villain is therefore by no means despised by your emotional nature. His or her part demands rather more skill and depth in character than the rather staid good guys and girls playing the victims and gullible hero roles.
Without a personification of evil, someone who consciously and intentionally harms the innocent and helpless, the show can’t go on. The villain is a necessary character in your emotional education.