Malcolm Gladwell's The Power Of The Villain

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In every Disney movie the villain is generally portrayed as evil or crazy, and it is taken as a personality type, but Disney movies also tend to sneak in a backstory for the villain geared towards explaining how they had come to be evil. And in the end, the villain is usually convinced that they should be “good” (again). So from this perspective, it may appear more so that the villain is not a personality type but a product of the situations they were in each moment that lead to he or she becoming the villain. Malcolm Gladwell is an award winning author who constructed a theory labeled The Power of Context, a chapter in his book The Tipping Point, to prove that people, such as villains in Disney movies, are products of their situations. In essence, to be a product of situations is to be a product of context. Context is best described as occurrences shaping the development of a belief or experience. Gladwell’s theory proclaims that no matter what your values and morals are, under certain circumstances, you could be driven to go against them. Though Gladwell primarily focuses on…show more content…
In brief, any of these few personality types, a connector, maven or salesman, could say or do anything that would, unbeknownst to that individual, have an impression on their life; this is a relation between The Power of Context and The Law of the
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