I had read somewhere long time back,
When I read a Book, for instance, I am subconsciously identifying myself with one character of my choice. It has little to do with how the Author looks at him. He could be the Hero, He could be Villain.
My inclination / identification with a character is not affected by Author’s Portrayal of him.Probably, millions of people reading the same book will derive a million understanding of the same story.
I would like to quote a favorite line from Urdu Poetry
Yun to zamane me kuch bhi naya hota nahi hai..bas baat kehne ka andaaz badal jata hai
Shakespeare is often referred as a Timeless Writer. His Books were written 200 years back but you find a deep connection with the events and characters even today.
It often happens when the same phrase / sentence / word is read / heard / told to one person, it has a completely different reaction when told to another person. Probably, the one who originally quoted it, meant something entirely different,
To be Precise, If I write;