My hubby was watching the Merlin episodes on iFlix, with me catching up on bits and pieces here and there. I was however quite fascinated with the Morgana character. She was originally a kind hearted person but turned evil after being corrupted and betrayed by friends. And I learnt that this character is more than meets the eye. She is apparently a powerful enchantress in the Arthurian legend, and a very complex character.
I am fascinated because it shows how self-centeredness and self-preservation can drive a person to being evil. It'll be interesting to study such characters and see what drives them, what influences them, and how they play their games. Morgana is a character that personalizes conflicts, she manipulates others, she believes in what she wants without the evidence, and she lets her emotion blinds her on the effects of what she does to the others.
Whilst no one is all good, we do have a standard of morality to look up to, and we try our best to keep to an accepted level of conduct and behavior. But a person's heart we cannot see. Proverbs 14:10 says, "The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy." And Proverbs 4:23 says, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."