Dissecting Dragons

Episode 291: Absent Saints and Cruel Caretakers - How Parents Shape Characters in Speculative Fiction part 2

September 10, 2021

Continuing on from last week's episode, Jules and Madeleine pick up the thread on how parents affect who a person grows to be, and how this can be utilised in character development in fiction. The dragons delve once more into creating nuanced characters by knowing who their parents are and what effect they have had on a character's life. On the slab this week - Tangled, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Steven Universe, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex Harrow and many more.

 

Part two of a two part episode.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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