Should you allow your evil character more space in your novel?

The answer of course is no, because he would overshadow the main character and the reader cannot possibly root for the bad guy.

I have trouble digesting this because I find my time when writing a murder story is dealing with the reasons why the murderer kills, how he successfully gets away with it and how he deals with his family, while having a twisted mind. So I do give the murderer a viewpoint. It allows the reader to get to know him.

But I have to keep in mind that he must not become a moral character and change for the good. He must remain evil or the reader might get to like him.

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