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Sympathetic Characters

Should Writing Try to Humanize Particular Groups of People?

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home
Anis Shivani

"One can very well imagine a pure cruelty, without bodily laceration. And philosophically speaking what indeed is cruelty? From the point of view of t...

Writer Wednesday: Do You Need A Sympathetic Heroine In Your Novel?

Stella Duffy | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Stella Duffy

I'm not sure when the 'sympathetic character' became a necessity for modern authors. Certainly the Brontës didn't feel constantly pressured to write sympathetic characters, or they'd never have got away with Mr. Rochester