Why is pop culture obsessed with battles between good and evil?

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Forget everything you know about good vs. evil in storytelling. According to Aeon, the whole concept of good guys and bad guys is a recent invention. In the past, folktales were just about getting what you want, without any moral framing. Take Sleeping Beauty, for example. Does anyone in that story even care about being good? Even tales that seem to be about good vs evil, like Cinderella, don’t actually hinge on a moral dichotomy. In the oral versions of the story, Cinderella just needs to be beautiful for the story to work. Read full article here

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