In a recent post, feal87 from Empty Blue questioned the appeal of side characters and why we often find ourselves liking the side characters over the protagonists. Feal87 argues that protagonists are often bland or too common because they are too idealized. And in essence, all of these protagonists are so similar that there isn’t much to distinguish them from each other.
If someone were to ask me what my favorite fictional book is, I would most likely say “To Kill A Mockingbird” without much hesitation. There is a variety of reasons why this story has such a special place in my heart, and I won’t go into any details because that’s not important right now. However, there is one quote that I always remember when thinking of the story, and last week’s AnoNatsu (episode 5) reminded me of it almost immediately. That quote is:
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”