Monday, June 29, 2015

Seven of the unluckiest archetypes in fiction

At B & N Reads Tori Telfer tagged seven archetypes who just can’t seem to catch a literary break, including:
The Character Who Has a Phobia That’s Cruelly Exploited By the Author

Ever noticed how Ron Weasley, who has a terrible fear of spiders, is always encountering spiders? Can’t you just see J.K. Rowling cackling with glee every time she types “NEED MORE SPIDERS IN THIS SCENE” on her Macbook Pro? Or what about Captain Hook, who’s always being chased by his worst fear ever: the crocodile? It’s practically authorial sadism.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue