Friday, July 12, 2013
Why Do We Really Love Him?
I have just finished reading an article by Quickbeam of TORN (TheOneRing.net) on the subject of Aragorn's character. It is an excellent personal discussion on what really makes Aragorn the character he is, and a good piece to read (not only for the sake of us Aragorn fans) as something to think about in character development in writing. And of course, I see it also as just more food to the challenge I set for myself--the understanding and constant fight to really see my characters.
Think about it for a minute. What makes us love characters like Aragorn, or King David (granted, King David is a real person, but you get my meaning)? They're not just "strong characters". They are that, but much, much more. They have terrible burdens. But something always keeps them going. We find that they keep finding just enough strength somewhere within to help them put one foot in front of the other.
So go read this great piece, and then share what you think!
~E. C. Shore