In my novel, in (what I view as) a reflection of mankind and society, everyone is an asshole. I unserstand it's my view and that some people want pretty ponies and rainbows when they open a book, but my character does some despicable things. Would these alienate the reader? -Giving both of his daughters off in forced marriages (despite it not being required at that period in history) -Killing someone intentionally out of hate and not anything pragmatic. -Valuing his job over his family. -Abandoning his family.