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If I and My Cousins are Superheroes: Chapter 1, Page 9

Updated on March 20, 2016

No one is perfect. This is a classic phrase that has served an enduring guideline for many novelists in weaving their treasured characters. One of my favorite novel protagonists is Harry Potter. He is kind, loving, and just. But J.K. Rowling did her best not to create a perfect character out of him. Instead, he is made as a person who has also his own demons, but works hard to do the right thing.

The characters I am to make are not perfect. Yes, they have good qualities of their own. But they also have flaws. It is a great idea that I will be basing them on the real-life personalities of my cousins including mine. Earlier, I admitted to all of you that I am biased on making my character the protagonist of my story. However in characterization, I want my character to showcase both my strengths and weaknesses.

I am an introverted person. I am friendlier to family members and their very close acquaintances. I enjoy solitude. I am very independent and individualistic. I have a rich and vivid imagination. I can go to various worlds even I just stay at home most of the time. I am not easily provoked. Family and friends usually describe me as calm and gentle.

However, I am secretly stubborn. I am indecisive with many things. But when I finally make a stand a few times, I will keep it till the bitter end. My grandma once told my mom that I am a very kind child but I can also be very hard-hearted. I take risks with myself but not with others. I am often suspecting of people’s motives. I usually assume the worst of people especially strangers.

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