There is long rogues gallery to choose from considering that some of Shakespeare's tragic heroes, Macbeth for example, are what we would see as villains and all of them include at least one evil figure like Iago of Othello. At the same time, all of the problem plays (The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, etc.), have one or more morally-misguided characters who may or may not undergo a conversion, while the comedies are filled with blocking characters, typically fathers standing in the way of true romance. But it is again to the history plays that we turn for the Shakespearean...
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