The Talented Mr. Ripley's Villains

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Society’s favorite villains are sneaky: they are able to do and say terrible things while simultaneously compelling their audiences to love them. Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway Magazine and the villain of The Devil Wears Prada, is a woman knows what she wants. She is manipulative, assertive, and always thinking ahead. Her job is perfect for her, which is clear considering her long-standing position. Tom Ripley, to contrast, is a low-class guy who has always wanted to live the life of the wealthy. He will do anything it takes to get there including lying and forging signatures, which he often does in his movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. Even though the villains of The Devil Wears Prada and The Talented Mr. Ripley are both regular people who make a few evil decisions, the good guys of their story and the victims of their actions are often just as horrible as they are.…show more content…
She is introduced to the audience as she is on the verge of hiring a new assistant, the protagonist of the story, Andy. It is clear right away that Miranda is not an average boss. Her requests for Andy are extremely ridiculous, ranging from changing the breaks on her car to getting a copy of a Harry Potter manuscript. Nonetheless, Miranda is endlessly respected because she knows fashion better than anyone. To her, the fashion industry is more than a job, it is a way of life. Still, Miranda is hard to love. At first it seems that she is nothing more than a judgmental and hoity-toity human being, constantly looking at her coworkers over the tip of her nose, especially

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