And so it begins...
This month, I'm participating in the A-Z Challenge. I'll be posting every day Monday - Saturday for the entire month of April. Each post will coincide with a letter of the alphabet. For each post, I will be writing mini-mini character analyses on some of my favorite YA characters. If you're a first time visitor or a new follower, please let me know in the comments section.
A is for Albus Dumbledore.
It seems fitting to start with a character like Dumbledore. J.K Rowling did an excellent job with his characterization. Being a moral center in her series, it would have been easy for her to make Dumbledore too perfect. But if any character is too perfect, then the character is flat. Flat=predictable=boring=blah. Major characters must be round in order for them to be relatable and to resonate.
Strengths: a leader, wise, forgiving, understanding, skilled, intelligent
What makes him a round character: his forgiving/trusting side is often referred to as a downfall, he's slightly arrogant, his brother doesn't like him, he doesn't explain his actions which sometimes frustrates Harry Potter
Why I love him: Albus is the type of person I want to trust and the type of leader I want to follow.
A special thanks to Arlee for starting this wonderful (and kind of terrifying) challenge!
1 down. 25 more posts to go.