My favorite character is Sa’dora. She’s the main character in my book The Tirwine. Sa’dora is seventeen years old in human years, but she’s not human. She’s 153 in Tirwine. I like the fact that she’s a very complex character. She’s a natural leader, born with gifts and abilities that would enable her to be one of the most powerful Tirwine.
However, having grown up under the shadow of her two friends, she lacked the confidence necessary for anyone, Tirwine included, to succeed. She compared herself—her lack of coordination, accomplishments, and abilities—to Br’ee and Jeff’rey. Many Tirwine, including her parents, felt she should perform at the same level, or higher, as her friends, even though they are ten years her senior.
At the Governors’ Ball, she turned to hurt and anger when she thought the Wisas had given her menial jobs because of her lack of abilities. Her emotions vacillated between fear and the thought she that she would mess something up if she tried to protect the humans from the Gehata.
Sa’dora has forced me to study the many layers of our emotions and to understand complexities of how these emotions interact with each other and how drive our actions.
Please respond in the comment section and let us know who your favorite fiction character is? Any why?
Sign up now