I have to stop this habit into making internal debates in my head, especially if they’re angry ones.
But what can be boiled down to is that I don’t agree anymore with “strong” or “weak” as descriptors for a character’s role in the story. Then again, I haven’t done much study into literature or in the written word as of late, so I can’t really say that I’ve made conclusions on them since my foundations are currently shaky. It has this kind of implication that a “weak” character is somehow lesser than a strong one, and I dunno, I mean as long as that character contributes well to the story to help guide whoever’s involved then I’m satisfied. It’s like saying one character is dynamic and the other is static when it’s talking character growth, but I’ve seen some people go on about how it’s all about character growth when there are numerous examples of very interesting static characters.
It’s about 2 AM here in China, on vacation, and I think it ought to just be boiled down to “good writing” and “bad writing,” and even badly written characters can be dynamic and complex and strong/weak but I just don’t like how it’s delivered.