Straight from Frank Baum's wonderful world of Oz, the wicked witch of the west has been one of our most enduring villains.
With her flying monkeys, poisoned poppies, and army of straight-faced winkies, she was determined to rule the world in high fashion, once she got the ruby slippers from Dorothy and crew.
And yet, she fascinated us so much, we took another look. The novel, Wicked, offered us a different view of what happened, one where Elphaba moves from antagonist to protagonist. And if you haven't read it or seen the play (they are quite different) I can tell you all those 'evil' deeds didn't seem quite as evil seen through other eyes.
Villains, some are real. Some, perhaps, are just perspective.
What do you think?
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