To my followers: thank you.
This time, I want to talk about my other passion: reading.
Have you ever cared about a fictional character, so much, that you started wondering what would or could have become of them?
I rarely do. I like breaking the structures of the writing, i.e,whether the story is believable, whether the characters are well written, or if its universe is solid and complete. But that’s about it.
However, from time to time, there are characters that stay on my mind. Such as:
a) Lavinia Mannon
Lavinia Mannon is a character of a play, Mourning Becomes Electra, from Eugene O’Neill. If you are familiar with Electra (the daughter of King Agamemnon - King of Mycenae - Greek Myth), then Lavinia Mannon is a modern version of Electra. She was a tragic figure. Loving her father so much, hating her mother too much. She did whatever it took to avenge the death of her father (by her own mother and her mother’s lover). And at the end, those feelings consumed her and changed her. I wonder sometimes, if Lavinia could have forgiven her mother, would she have lived a different life?
b) Kris Kelvin from Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. I don’t finish the book yet, and I am damn worried about his well being.
c) The man in Blue Eyes, Black Hair by Marguerite Duras. I am not really sure if he had a name, but I think about him sometimes and wonder if Duras was still alive, would she have written him happy or at least accept the situation and move on, because who is able to live in desire, longing for something they will never have…. I remember reading the book and crying. Feeling his longing and desires toward this unknown blue eyed, black haired young man….
d) And recently: Theon Greyjoy.
The radio played “You Don’t Fool Me’ from Queen.
Wow, that’s very rare.
R.I.P, Mark Bell!