The thing about novels is that they are full of characters. And the central character, the one who you root for, one whose love stories swell your heart and one whose death leaves you depraved is mostly one you can identify with.
All the central characters are like that. They always make the reader relate to them. Their habits, likes and dislikes always coincide with reader’s.
And that is what makes them likeable.
This has always been what the John’s mentor had taught him. Want to make the reader engrossed, make the character as ordinary as possible and then cover that familiarity with layers upon layers of pretentiousness.
And the reader will love the guy. But John decided not to take that route. He wanted something new and something unseen.
So he wrote his novel in unorthodox fashion. But by the time over months he wrote the novel, he changed. His friends first cheered his dedication to the novel, then pitied him as writing made him weaker. Eventually they despised him as he changed over time.
He became the character he wrote. He became a hater of the world. He became the murderer he wrote.
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