Unformatted text preview: without feeling any significant regret, she is in my eye as evil as one who does it simply for pure joy. While this meets my definition of “evil,” it doesn’t meet McGinn’s and, therefore, many would see Dangerous Liaisons as a movie sans evil. After seeing the movie, I don’t understand how someone could think there is absolutely no evil involved in the scheming of the characters, but by using the definition supplied before, apparently there actually is no evil. Thus, a more suitable definition of “evil” is needed than that of “one that harms others solely for pleasure.” Although this would certainly be an evil character, it does not encompass the characters of Dangerous Liaisons , namely the Marquise de Merteuil, that are sinister and plot to destroy others, thereby deserving the description of “evil.”...
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- Fall '08
- Benefit of clergy, Ohio Players, Colin McGinn, Marquise, Marquise de Merteuil