For instance, my daughter just started watching She-Ra: The Princess of Power on Hulu. Princess Adora, long lost sister to Prince Adam (He-Man), fights the evil tyranny of the Horde, ruled by Hordak, by becoming She-Ra with a magic sword.
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|Horak: Evil or Just Misunderstood?|
I noticed the same thing in Captain Planet. In it the baddies are just out to pollute simply because they like filth. Captain Planet sets out to be a show about the environment, but it fails to make the final connection in between Verminous Skumm burning coal and making acid rain, to the very electricity that is powering the viewer's television to watch the show. Also, what is Mr. Skumm's bottom line? Is he burning coal just for fun or is he making any money by doing so?
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The point of all this is that in the novel I'm trying to write, I want to put a spin on the whole good vs. evil thing. People will point out two sides of the same thing and try to separate the one from the whole. It's the whole idea of yin and yang. There's a balance of opposite qualities in everything. Even at a quantum level, particles behave like waves and vice versa. Neither can exist without the other. Just like death and life are inherently connected, and one can only be if the other is.
In my story, the theme has a lot to do with what happens when things are "unbalanced." When one part is seen as "good" and the other as "evil," is when the trouble begins. I have a long way to go with this, but I look forward to finishing... eventually.