Villains, Punishment, and Fiction

I decided to offer some thoughts closely related to another recent post, about how we view evil and punishment in fiction. Generally we are fine with the bad guy getting what he deserves, except in cases when the villain wins for the purposes of the story and the character development. But there is an opinionContinue reading “Villains, Punishment, and Fiction”

Penn State – Men without hearts, men without honor

Honor once was a potent force in Western culture, as strong here as it is in other regions of the world. Men had no qualms or hesitations about risking their reputations, and on some occasions their lives, for the sake of honor. Today, most people in the West laugh it off, or try to deconstructContinue reading “Penn State – Men without hearts, men without honor”