There's a lot of injustice in the world. All you have to do is turn on the news and here about someone being victimized. As we all know, sometimes the punishment doesn't fit the crime. How many times have we seen someone get a slap on the wrist for some heinous crime that's left someone badly hurt, emotionally scarred or even dead?
I once read a
book that started out promising. It was a good read, up until the end
when the antagonist got away with his misdeeds. The two main characters
were coerced into letting him get away with a slap on the wrist. I still
hold a grudge against that author for that ending. Although it may not
realistic when it comes to the real world, people want to see justice
rendered, especially when they're invested in a story.
a writer, it's something I take into consideration. Maybe it's some
form of vigilantism, but I personally want the bad guy to suffer and I
know our readers feel the same way. Even though the antagonist is
nothing but a combination of ones and zeroes in my computer, I want them
to get what's coming to them. Sometimes getting carted off to jail
won't do it, sometimes the punishment has to be extreme to satisfy the
reader. Sometimes for the punishment you have to think outside the box. It's Raven Newcastle's world and she can do what she wants.
If only things in real life were so simple.