Welcome to the first Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.
Anti-Heroes: Yay or Nay?
Last week I was hit with so much inspiration and ideas for a fantasy series that I want to start writing. As good as that sounds it’s also a little daunting as well. So far I have a general endgame and plot points and I have drafted several of the main characters. BUT here is where I have hit my first road block:
What kind of hero do I want my main character to be?
This question has been playing at my brain for the last couple days and I am honestly no where close to coming up with an answer to that question.
Do I want the run of the mill good natured, always does the right thing kind of guy? Or do I want a character who is a bit dark and troubled to lead my story?
A prime example of both types of characters would be Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and Adelina Amouteru from The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
Although Harry’s curse spawned from the most evil and dark wizard alive, Voldemort, he still is the always does the right thing kind of hero. He may get into trouble, or break the rules once in a while, but he doesn’t struggle with what’s right and what’s wrong.
On the other side of the spectrum Adelina, is a very dark anti-hero. She is plagued by the curse that is within her and her power. She doesn’t know what is right from wrong most of the time, and she struggles throughout the whole book with her inner demons.
So on one hand everyone loves the great almighty hero, and on the other they also like the dark and brooding heroes as well.
My question to you guys is, which one would you rather read about? Should I right the happy go lucky hero, or should I write the troubled tortured soul of a hero?
Please I need your suggestions!
See you next time,