No, that's not my real name, but it's close enough it might as well be. Obviously, I answer to Mal.
- a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious.
- one who is in active opposition to an established order or government.
- a person who is not satisfied with the way things are, and who complains a lot and is unreasonable and difficult to deal with. (Thanks Cambridge Dictionary)
The malcontent is a character type that often appeared in early modern drama. The character is discontented with the social structure and other characters in the play, and is often an outsider who observes and comments on the action, and may even acknowledge they are in a play. Shakespeare's Richard III, Iago in Othello, and Jaques in As You Like It are typical malcontents.
- dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
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