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  1. From the point of view of the laws of plausibility, literature (including screenplays) should not contain absolutely positive and absolutely negative characters, otherwise they will not evoke an emotional response from the reader/viewer. Positive characters should have small flaws or weaknesses that make them human and allow the reader to associate themselves with them. Negative characters, in turn, must have some motives (long-standing resentment, blood feud, difficult childhood, etc.) that make them commit evil and that at the same time cause understanding. Therefore, from their point of view, they can either do good (it's just that those they destroy are not part of their value system), or try to restore justice and take revenge on the abuser. On rare occasions when characters do evil for evil's sake, they have to be declared psychopaths to explain their motive, as in The Silence of the Lambs. If the character's motives are unclear, then the plot looks artificial and implausible.

  2. 🙂 haven't you watched Game of Thrones? — Review now in quarantine… Are there any negative characters among the main characters? -“not a single one! No dark side or black-and-white characters – all in semitones. Just like in real life…

  3. The negativity of artistic characters is almost always manifested in their inhumanity. Yes, they realize that they don't like people, but they don't consider humanism a good quality.

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