Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Talks | Underdog or Hero?

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means, it's time for Tuesday Talks! You can find more information about the group on goodreads here.

Underdog or Hero?
It seems that all of the topics recently have been ones that I'm not sure what to talk about. That's how I feel again this week. I feel like it really depends on the story. Sometimes I'm rooting for one and sometimes the other. Sometimes they are the same character. 

In general I think it's easier to connect with a character that's an "underdog" because they generally have more of the emotions and thoughts that I can associate with myself. A "hero" might have already overcome some of the obstacles that it's nice to see the underdog facing. 

A lot of the time who I root for is based on how the writing is executed. A well written story is going to be enjoyable no matter which characters I connect with most. And a lot of how an underdog or a hero is perceived is based upon how the author has written that character. A good writer can make me feel many different things toward any number of characters. 

So who do you root for? Do you prefer a story that's focused more on an underdog story or one that has a defined hero?


  1. I agree! The underdog is easier to connect with. I find someone who's less than perfect is always easier to relate to than someone who has it all. I'm definitely Team Underdog for the most part.

    1. Yes. I just end up rolling my eyes a lot when the "hero" is this amazing, talented, person who never seems to do anything wrong. That is so not realistic. Thanks for reading!

  2. Completely agree! The hero is always "perfect" which gets unrealistic and annoying to read about, which is why I typically root for the underdog. Great post!


    1. Thanks! That's definitely why underdogs are generally my people, too. :) I don't want someone who is perfect. I want someone I can relate to.