Friday, May 29, 2015

Armchair BEA Day 3: Character Chatter

Character Chatter:

It's time to give your favorite characters some love! Characters are essential to a story, and they can make or break a book for some readers. Now's your chance to shine the spotlight on your favorite characters, or maybe your least favorite. Who's your favorite couple? What are the components of a well written character? What are you favorite or least favorite cliches associated with characters? - Taken from ABEA blog page.

Ok, so I've said before about how much I love the Lux Series and The Hunger Games Trilogy. Well part of the reason I love those series so much is because of the character. 

With the Lux series you have Katy and Daemon as the main characters.

Katy- I was immediately able to connect with Katy and her love for books. She came off as a person who is sensitive, fiercely loyal, independent, completely stubborn and hardheaded, snarky and of course she's a total book nerd like me. Plus she kind of has this take no crap from anyone type of attitude. She is real quick to call Daemon out. She tries hard to be herself but to also follow her mother's advice: make an effort.

Daemon- Daemon is the holy trinity of hot boys: Beautiful face, Beautiful body, Horrible attitude. From the first moment we meet him, Daemon projects an air of arrogance, an ego the size of Alaska, a conceited attitude, and as Katy would put it is a "douche canoe". He has a way of ruffling her feathers and getting under Katy's skin and the readers. And he is way too over protective of his sister. 

I love how they end up together, it's sort of an insta-romance but it works. Katy fights her feelings for a while before she finally admits them and gives into it. Daemon admits that he is into Katy long before she admits her feelings and he so cocky he bets on will she will relent.

I love how they both are so fiercely protective of the other even before they enter their relationship. Throughout their relationship they are constantly tested and have to deal with all kinds of ordeals that go against them but it only strengthens the bond between them. 

With The Hunger Games you have Katniss and Peeta as the main characters, with it story being in Katniss' POV.

I love Katniss' attitude, she is blunt, protective of her family and snarky. I love how she selflessly volunteered for her younger sister Prim when she is picked for the 74th Hunger Games. She never to into account what would happen to her before she shouted those word, all she could think about was her baby sister. She stands up for the lesser in ability and helps them out as best she can. 

Peeta is such a good character. He demonstrates wonderful qualities, he's kind and compassionate, fierce when he needs to be and he refuses to let the Capitol turn him into another piece in their games. He has hidden his love for Katniss since they were both in ''elementary'' school.

Their romance starts off with Peeta announcing his love for her on national television  in his interview for The Hunger Games. Katniss is furious over his declaration and thinks he is trying to hurt her chances of gaining sponsors. It isn't until in the actual Hunger Games that anything starts to happen between them but with no actual communication between her and Haymitch she is just guessing as to what it is that Haymitch wants her to do. She is trying to keep both herself and Peeta alive by playing into the whole star crossed lovers thing and it isn't until in the book Catching Fire that she realizes that she actually cares for him and possibly the same way that he feels about her. Throughout the whole trilogy it seems like any type opf relationship between them is doomed but everything works out the way it is supposed to in the end even if they are mentally scarred from everything. 

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