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Evil is one of the deepest and most central aspects in human existence a problem that every individual and every age must face for itself Different cultures religions and societies have used various Arts to portray their interpretation what is evil and what is the true archetype of evil Early depiction of evil was entirely based on verbal mythology where it is told gods banished those that are evil ie mythical wicked beast Later on the written documentation of the Old Testament and The Genesis New Testament showed how evil resulted from Adam Eves disobedience toward God came to be and what it means to be evil ie to oppose god The portrayal of evil took a different turn in Miltons epic recount Paradise Lost first published in 1667 Instead of embarking the stereotypical way eg in culturesreligions Milton took another approach by not intentionally glorifying Satan and in doing so he created a different idea an emerging concept and a new meaning to the word evil Soon new ways of portraying evil emerged and in the Elizabethan era Mary Shelly created the first ever science fiction novel that challenged the basis of evil in religion and culture By giving the monster in the novel a different aspect of evil she effectively portrayed the monster not as a monster but of more of a misunderstood villain whom the audience can sympathize and possibly empathize with Shakespeares tragic play Othello created a villain that is pure evil a character so wicked and sick yet tricky and intelligent a character where the audiences are meant to loathe him Modern psychology also explained how evil is portrayed in modern rational world and early filmsbooks also challenged religion and cultures These early archetypes of evil became the basis for our modern social political and economic paradigms of how we view negative aspect in our life The creation story recounted in the Book of Genesis have had a
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