Let’s Talk Bookish: December 4th

Hello, everyone!! Hope you are all doing great and are reading some great books! (Let me know if you are and what you’re reading! ;)) Yup, it is that time of the week again so it is time for Let’s Talk Bookish meme.

As you probably know, Let’s Talk Bookish is, as described by its creators as “a weekly meme, hosted by me (Rukky@EternityBooks) and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.”

Let’s get into it.

This question was created by Dani@LiteraryLion.

What makes a good redemptive arc?

I think a good redemptive arc is one that takes time. If a character goes from bad to good in the blink of an eye, it is very unbelievable and unreal.

Can any character be redeemed or are there some characters that are too far gone?

It really depends on the character and the story. If the character doesn’t show signs of truly committing to change and doesn’t truly want to, I’d say it is too far gone.

Or if the character is only changing for the love of another, then I’d say it is not worth it and is too far gone.

A good redemptive character arc should be self-instigated, timely, and real.

Well, that’s all for today. I know this was a short discussion, but sometimes my thoughts are that concise and “non-rambly”. What are your opinions on redemptive arcs? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Ciao and Merry Christmas, everyone! (I know it is still 21 days away, but still!) God bless!

Imagine the people you fear and dislike as pivotal characters in a fascinating and ultimately redemptive plot that will take years or even lifetimes for the Divine to elaborate.

Rob Brezany

11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: December 4th”

  1. Interesting take, Millay! I agree with how a good redemptive arc is one that takes time. I would also add that it turns ‘redemptive’ only when the person undergoing it actually accepts their new self.
    I’m currently reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand but I’m moving very slowly 😂
    Also, if you don’t mind, could you please give me the link to your Goodreads account?

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  2. Cool discussion! I absolutely agree about the redemptive arc! Infact the more time it takes, the harder it gets for the author to manage without any loopholes and ultimately those are the ones which turn out to be the best!!

    Great one❤

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