A Twin Cities Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Group
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Tragic Hero
Snape has to be one of my favorite characters of modern literature. He is multi-layered and complex, one moment he is the villain, the next moment he is a saint, he uses his cunningness for survival however it is not solely for himself.
When I am writing, I LOVE for my characters to have depth. I like my villains to invoke a sort of empathy. My heroes to create a sort of rage. In short, I don't want my characters perfect or too idealistic. When the characters are over simply or perfect, I there is a sort of disconnect from the reader.
I am working hard to write a Tragic Hero however I have discovered how incrediabilty difficult it is. I will keep working on it...