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Are you attracted to characters and story lines that surprise you? Life doesn’t always make sense and neither does art.

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Many literary works are peopled with stereotypes and follow formulae which have been set down by tradition. We are used to villains, jilted lovers, clever servants, even flawed heroes, and we know how they should behave and how their actions should be rewarded. Sometimes it is fulfilling to see our sensibilities validated, especially if we live in a world that does not often recognize those sensibilities, but, as a steady diet, it becomes boring and can even discourage empathy in our daily lives.

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