Drawing The Line On Heroism

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I finished Fahrenheit 451 this week. Morally I found Guy Montag to be an interesting protagonist. *Spoilers* I would not label him a hero by any means. At the beginning of the story he is burning down houses without consideration of his actions and by the end of the story he has murdered another person. This moment was probably my favorite of the book which sounds a little bloodthirsty I know. But I’ve grown so tired of the characters that won’t kill because of some moral objection especially when their own life is on the line. Montag’s murder isn’t even for himself but for his companion Faber. At best you could label him chaotic good, but he is certainly not a hero. Where does your protagonist fall on the morality scale? Where do each of your characters fit? Do you represent each type: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, Lawful Neutral, True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, and Chaotic Evil? Which do you find yourself most drawn to? Which are you most repelled by? Write a scene that explores your favorite and least favorite moralities clashing or otherwise interacting.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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