Antagonist as main Character

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Question: I'm writing a book where the main character is an Antagonist; the bad guy, and it's from HIS point of view.


In the very end, however, he realizes his mistakes and undoes them by destroying the thing - the creature - that first made him the Antagonist.

Do you think that would be a plot that captures the reader's attention, and do you think it's a good idea?

Answer: Certainly you can make this idea work. (It reminds me a little of the story of Darth Vader, who is seduced by the dark side of the Force but manages to destroy the Sith lord who seduced him.) Of course, it's all in the execution...

Actually, it's quite common in the Horror genre to tell the story from the villain's point of view. Stephen King's The Shining, for example, is largely from the point of view of the husband who is seduced by evil but manages to become free in the end.

Best of luck.

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