Junior at the University of Iowa. Interested in Frank Ocean, Wes Anderson, Kyrie Irving, Hiro Murai, and everything in between.
Junior Contributor I
Empathizing With Serial Killer Protagonists - Barry
Barry is a "dramedy" television series following the life of Barry Block (his stage name), a man who is a former marine turned hit man that aspires to become an actor in Hollywood due to his hatred for having to murder people (who are often innocent). Barry feels the need to go to extreme measures in order to pursue his career in acting which results in the murder of several people whom he considers friends or colleagues. Is it appropriate to empathize with a character who performs such immoral actions?