The Hero and the Villain

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We are all stories. When the stories end, will you be remembered as a hero or a villain?

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The Hero and the Villain

  1. 1. by: Kyle Jones   The Hero and The Villain      Every story has a beginning and an ending. The plot is irrelevant just as are the locations,                                  plot twists, motives, and a plethora of details. There is a beginning and an ending. There is                                  a hero and a villain. They may not have the ability to fly, read minds, lift cars above their                                      head, or any other fantastic power. But, for all intent and purpose, they possess a power so                                  much greater. What is that power? It’s the power of choice. At the end of the story, when the                                      chapter is complete and added to one of the many volumes of recorded history, all that is                                  left is one simple constant other than the beginning and the end. There was a hero and                                  there was a villain.      The Choices Made   I would speculate that some of the best                stories ever are those with flawed            characters. The character, just like us,            makes a decision and it is the result of a                    chosen action ­ good or bad ­ that often                  leads one down a path to hero or villain.     I’m currently watching Game of Thrones on              HBO and the cast of characters are an                excellent example of choices made. They            are all flawed ­ some more than others ­ and, if you watch closely, you’ll notice that they all                                      have one thing in common.               
  2. 2.   Motive   What is a motive?  According to Google Dictionary a motive is:    a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.: "a motive for his murder".    Another way to ask this question is: What motivates you?    The answer to this question is powerful.      ● Are you motivated by pride? ● Are you motivated by greed? ● Are you motivated by doing good for others? ● Are you motivated by your actions? ● Are you motivated to be better than you were yesterday? ● Are you motivated to get to the top - by any means necessary? ● Are you motivated by your good works - no matter what they may be? ● Are you motivated to be selfless? ● Are you motivated by the good example you present? ● Are you motivated by selfishness? ● Are you motivated by desire?
  3. 3. ● Are you motivated by doubt? What is your motivation?     Your Song is Ending   Your song is ending soon.  Fans of Doctor Who heard a repeated phrase throughout  2008­2010.  This cryptic message foretold: Your song is ending soon.    Yes, every song must end just as stated above. The plot concludes as the curtain falls on  the final act.  The characters stand in judgement as the readers of history discuss their  actions. Some will be labeled a hero.  Others ­ revealed as villains.     If you were a character in story...a story that ends.  Which will you be? A hero or a  villain?     

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