The unrecognizable character

Reading a book, watching a television show, listening to a song. all of these mediums have characters, plots and back stories. All of this is down to the interpretation of the audience, everyone makes up their own mind and creates their own vision and opinions on these aspects. The funny thing is that you can believe so strongly in what you see in a character and what you believe them to be, however often to be caught so off guard as to how wrong you were. The character you believed to be so real, you fell so deeply in love with never really existed. Maybe they did exist, for that brief period of time you turned them into that best version of themselves, you saw through everything else and found who they really were. Maybe you were blinded by how in love you were with the idea or the possibility of what this character could be and their existence. Maybe you found the raw truth of what this character was hiding, yet it wasn’t the right time for it to be be revealed. Maybe this character didn’t want to exist in this version of themselves. Maybe the backstory has a say in the present and future of the growth and complexity of this character, creating themes, traits, darkness, guards and barriers. Maybe, ultimately this character never existed. Looking back on the story, the character is unrecognizable to how you now see them. It’s fascinating and infuriating how words, actions and personalities can be so misleading and manipulative, how they can make you fall in love and be completely infatuated by a charade, a lie. Yet ultimately no matter the change in position and view on this character, idea, there will always be a lingering, burning love and hope that the pure and beautiful character you saw wasn’t just a figment of your imagination, an idealism, that the perfect character you created will again reveal themselves, allowing for you to rest peacefully in the knowledge that maybe you weren’t so blinded by hope or fooled quite so easily by love.

The unrecognizable character


Joined September 2015

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Its all down to the interpretation of the reader.

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