Favorite protagonist and why?
RIGHT NOW, my favorite protagonist is Christine Archer from my screenplay“Things People Do”.
Why? Because she’s an under dog. Christine has been pretty much ignored, overlooked, and underestimated by almost everyone; especially her family. She goes through hell in the story, emotionally and physically, and is nearly killed, but she survives some pretty extreme circumstances to stand strong in the end.
Other than that, I think she is just a cool character. I’d hang out with her. She’s a dark, sarcastic, emotionally tortured, army brat, and semi-Goth. A definite loner due to ill-dealings with people throughout her entire life. She’s penned two poems about it regarding her feelings here (Evasive Answers & Smoldering). All in all, she just wants to be loved, to be accepted for who she is, and for someone to notice her. Don’t we all, lol.
Sadly enough, it’s that same “want” that makes her drop her guard, and nearly gets herself killed in the story. But she’s a survivor, and despite being doused with gasoline and almost burned alive at the hands of her “boyfriend”, she’s managed to have a brighter outlook on life than she did at the beginning of the screenplay.
Man, the crap I put my characters through, ha!