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Monday, April 19, 2010

What a Small Role for Such a Person!

(Haven't done one of these posts in a while, although I procrostinate every day...)

As I've been reading books, I notice one character who does not make enough appearances in the pages! But then again, there is a reason why they appeared in the first place...so why is it that I need more? Why is it that I like them even more than the main character? I'm a bit surprised myself. Usually, I go gah-gah over the main character and his/her struggles, but honestly, I don't even care. I find myself caring more for THE SUPPORTING CHARACTER!

What does the word, "supporting," mean?
adj. accompanying and assisting, but secondary to, the main action or the main participants in something

Sorry, but you are more worth than that, Character! You don't need to assist! I don't want you to be SECONDARY. I want you to be the STAR. I want to hear about your past. Your present. Your future. I don't want you to just fade away as the book nears its end! NO. I. Want. You. You and only You. So come! Come and share me your story. Or else I'll be forced to go off and write some cheesy fanfiction about you. After all, you make the story worth reading. You outshine the other characters like a diamond in the mud. I experience all my emotions with you, so why are you just disappearing? Come back! Come back! (I am not crazy...)

On a more serious note, I understand why they are there, though. They're there to give the story depth, movement, and who knows? Maybe they're just there in case you just absolutely HATE the main characters...


~Oh and in case you're wondering what character I'm talking about, it's Juliet from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

...And so I've come to a rational conclusion. They need their own book.

So what do YOU think? Is there a character that you just love more than anyone else in the book, but they're just supporting ones? Please leave a comment with your choice (could be more than one!) and why you think they're downright awesome! (Who knows? Might have a little prize...) A follow-up post will be up soon with some of your choices!



-Till the next time I procrostinate from school. (This time, it's just studying...)

5 comments:

Abby said...

I agree with you so much! For me, it'd have to be Cinna from the Hunger Games because everything that comes out of his mouth is so...refreshing. I love his attitude about everything too!

Robby said...

Oh man, there are so many characters I love but don't get enough time in books.
This list would be obnoxiously long, so I will refrain. Great post, though! :]

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I completely agree with you! There are so many characters that I fall in love with and wish would have more page time. Like Abby said, Cinna from The Hunger Games is one. Others would have to be Stefan from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series. There are so many more, but those are the ones I thought of off the top of my head. Great post! :)

Mandy said...

I totaly agrre with you.
And with Natalie, Christian Ozera is one of my favorite characters in Vampire Academy. I cant think of any others at the moment, but I know that theres others.

Mandy said...

*agree