This protagonist of yours has me rooting for him, but I'm not sure the part of me doing so is actually good.
It's all muddy waters and doubly damned choices.
Got me thinking, and I was already in the bad sort of thoughtful mood today.
You're rooting for him because he's the main character, most likely.
That doesn't necessarily mean he's a good guy, except by comparison. Take him out of the context of this story, and what is he?
An angry, murdering sonofabitch without a rudder on his boat.
I see now that I pity him more than I sympathize. I DO sympathize though.
When I was much younger I was similar, though never in deed a killer.
I am very glad for the many factors that have brought me out from that time.
Just once more, this is great storytelling.