If you do not know the cinema-history relevance of the movie, Rashomon—no, not Rushmore—please check out the Wikipedia article. I’m not suggesting you watch the movie; You will not like it. (If you are the sort of person who would enjoy the movie, then you have already seen it!)
The villain in Rashomon is humanity’s craven need to present itself in a positive light, even if it must perjure itself shamelessly to achieve this.~ Steven Pressfield from, https://stevenpressfield.com/2019/01/kurosawa-on-villains/
That is the greatest one sentence summary of Rashomon I have ever seen.
Unrelated, that piece by Pressfield talks about how villains may have evolved in the past to become who they are, but that they certainly are no longer changing.
Question: Does that make me a villain if I am no longer changing?
Also, new word [to me], “helpmeet”— No, there is not a missing space there.