Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Good versus Evil - postponed

"The Dance of Good and Evil" by Curtis Verdun


My intention today was to try and put down the myriad of thoughts that have been swirling through my head since I finished East of Eden this morning - mostly about the theme of good and evil. However, life often gets in the way and I have had a request from a publishing friend to write an emergency article to fill a spot in the inaugral edition of her magazine ... so a homebirth article writing I go ... Steinbeck can wait another day.

Until then - who is your favourite characters of good and evil? And is the dichotomy too simplistic?

1 comment:

Eamon said...

This subject scares me a bit (a lot). The Holocaust, genocide around the world (and lots more) and so on have forced me to think about how people can be transformed from hate to love / compassion.
I would have to say that Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) is probably my favourite book where the main character is transformed from hate to love in a remarkable way / to a remarkable degree (such a difficult subject to handle without sounding sentimental). Doetoevsky pulls it off brillianlty. Brilliant book.