watch now. View All Critic Reviews (269 audience Reviews for, the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. News, critic Reviews for, the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The good guys usually demonstrate a respect for human life and the bonds of friendship; the bad guys betray their citizens and their underlings with equal abandon. We are expected to celebrate Darth Vader or Severus Snape virtuously betraying their dark overlords to help the good guys. The good guys are usually scrappy amateurs; the bad guys usually well-organized professionals with typical fascist precision. E-mail me if you have any questions. And then it spread to Germany, England, Ireland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Armenia, and Russia, mostly peacefully. But honestly, Achilles seems to have been fighting really hard. A third theory: properly-written good-vs-evil stories are just better, in a memetic sense, but it took a long time to get the formula right. Peregrin Pippin' Took: What Gandalf?
H/T Robin Hanson: Aeons, asian Indian History Overview and Food Culture the Good Guy / Bad Guy Myth. Edit: @scholars_stage lists some more here. There are some bad guys. Maybe they actually did the same thing that. This is a super-anti-nationalist way of thinking. quot;s, peregrin Pippin' Took: I didn't think it would end this way.
In short, we are rehearsing the idea that moral qualities belong to categories of people rather than individuals. Traditional folktales never were.
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