Dr. Mohan Gopinath
Villains and villainy have had a grip on readers who like this genre of writing. This grip is often willingly sought by the reader who takes delight in reading about the machinations of the multitudes of plots the villains weave. Very often they come up against someone who puts an end to their activities; Sherlock Holmes and Bond are the two foils faced by the protagonists in this paper. This paper analyzes as to who is the greater villain; Professor Moriarty created by Arthur Conan Doyle or Ernst Stavro Blofeld created by Ian Fleming. It begins with a general and brief treatise on villainy and then moves on to the specifics in terms of the tile of the paper. The two protagonists are analyzed in terms of three parameters viz. level of intelligence, degree of cruelty, and refinement of the plots they conceive. The object is to identify who is the greater villain, which is revealed in the concluding section of the paper.
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