Look, we all know we’re living in some dystopian novel, probably written by Donald Westlake, but maybe Vonnegut.
So everything that is happening, is happening, as they say in LA, for a Reason. (The Universe/God closes a door but opens a window?) This is generally true because people in LA who say such things tend to live storybook lives with plots and things.
We’re in a plot and someone is being punished ironically. Or is being given strife in order to have Character Growth. Or maybe the universe is on its way to being destroyed so that they can save it.
But who? Who is the protagonist? And WHY?
I know it’s not me– my life is too boring and I no longer have enough cats to be a cozy animal novel (which I have decided after much pondering this question is my ideal novel to live in). So it can’t be my fault for deciding to not only go to DH’s family thing this summer but to also have an actual vacation for our anniversary when we NEVER go on vacations that aren’t work or DH’s-family related. I didn’t make the universe’s sense of irony do this, simply because I am not at all important. My narrative is supremely uninteresting. Nobody wants to read about me. I’m a side character in someone else’s book.
Who do you think is the protagonist? What kind of novel are you the protagonist of/a character in?