selfish characters


Is it just me, or does anyone agree that the chracters Maurice, Jack, Diana, etc were all very self-centered people. I'd give Maurice's wife a cut and break for putting up with him.
Was it Underhill's curse of the house and village that made the darker sides of their personality come out?

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I would say that the fact they are selfish (in the story) means that they are weak and somehow more vulnerable to everything that happens. The great thing is that Maurice is an alcoholic and vulnerable anyway - the story gives him even more to deal with and getting involved with the occult basically destroys his life, breaking down the last little bit of self-contrtol he has. The viewer may feel that all these characters had it coming to them.

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All the main characters were incredibly selfish and self-centred, purely to entertain themselves. Which is of course the whole point of the story what with Dr Underhill's past selfish and dangerous activities ........

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They were all interesting characters. Seeing them as selfish reduces them to one dimension which they were not. If you don't get that, you probably did not understand what was going on in the drama. Green Man is one of the finest productions that BBC has ever done. It is as good today as when it debuted more than twenty five years ago.

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