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Tell me, what kind of character would this be just by reading this paragraph?

Is there a word for this character? A character for an upcoming story.


"Being human is tiresome. Everyday is a struggle and I just hate it. Our complexities and confusion annoys me to no end and makes me want to scream my damn head off. Why are we so fragile? Why are we this way? I hate dealing with this life that I am living and I want to give up. But I am not a quitter nor some suicidal nutjob. Yet, I can not help feeling that being human is the worst thing that could have ever happened to me. What are we doing here? To live are sad little lives until we grow old and die. Is living to do the same thing over and over again but differently? We have to find some difference in our lives to keep us from doing the mundane and boring or we'll lose our shits. Does caring for some random stranger or strangers with your bleeding heart shows that you give a damn about humanity even they constantly screw up? Caring, love, compassion, kindness, anger, rage, good, evil, bitterness, and jealousy are only a few things that make what it means to be human. It really makes me sick to my stomach sometimes. I know the good and joys to being human but that doesn't mean much to me. I am trying to be human and it's hard because sometimes I just want to say 'fuck it ' and call it quits. I'll never understand what it truly means to be human nor be myself. Hopefully, in due time this outlook will change and I will get better. But until then I hate being human and humanity tires me out."


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Qualeshia

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Maybe an existential nihilist. Certainly sounds like someone going through an existential crisis and reminds me a bit of the writings of Camus or Sartre.
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sundin13 wrote:

Maybe an existential nihilist. Certainly sounds like someone going through an existential crisis and reminds me a bit of the writings of Camus or Sartre.


Are Camus and Sartre philosophers or something?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Maybe an existential nihilist. Certainly sounds like someone going through an existential crisis and reminds me a bit of the writings of Camus or Sartre.


Are Camus and Sartre philosophers or something?


Yeah, back in like, the '30s and '40's (and beyond). They wrote a lot of fiction too, which I find fairly interesting.

I'm not an expert, but in essence, the philosophy centers around a lack of innate meaning and centers on the agency of the individual to find meaning for themselves. Someone in an existential crisis has come to the realization that they are living without meaning and often struggles to rationalize their actions and the way they have been living up to this point. In finding something to live for, the character typically arises from this crisis resulting in a complete character arc.

Your character seems to have gotten to a point where they have lost purpose (or realized they never had one) and as such struggles to continue with the routine of life, and struggles to understand those who have not come to the same realization that he has come to. It sounds like in some ways he seeks the ignorance and contemplates acting as if nothing has changed in the hope that it will feel real again.

Some more modern examples would be something like Fight Club or Blade Runner.
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sundin13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Maybe an existential nihilist. Certainly sounds like someone going through an existential crisis and reminds me a bit of the writings of Camus or Sartre.


Are Camus and Sartre philosophers or something?


Yeah, back in like, the '30s and '40's (and beyond). They wrote a lot of fiction too, which I find fairly interesting.

I'm not an expert, but in essence, the philosophy centers around a lack of innate meaning and centers on the agency of the individual to find meaning for themselves. Someone in an existential crisis has come to the realization that they are living without meaning and often struggles to rationalize their actions and the way they have been living up to this point. In finding something to live for, the character typically arises from this crisis resulting in a complete character arc.

Your character seems to have gotten to a point where they have lost purpose (or realized they never had one) and as such struggles to continue with the routine of life, and struggles to understand those who have not come to the same realization that he has come to. It sounds like in some ways he seeks the ignorance and contemplates acting as if nothing has changed in the hope that it will feel real again.

Some more modern examples would be something like Fight Club or Blade Runner.


Thanks for this.
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I hate to tell you but that's not me in the slightest.

Stil. I don't know what story I should put a character like him in.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Qualeshia

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I hate to tell you but that's not me in the slightest.

Stil. I don't know what story I should put a character like him in.


It was a joke but he sounds like a depressive he could fit in any story
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i dont know
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My interpretation:

Venting, but to a bit more of an excessive level in that they condemns their very humanity despite unknowingly admitting that they possess it, indicative of his usages of first-person language when ranting on about their species. That seems to be what most prominently correlates with this paragraph in my opinion. I'm going to assume this has stemmed from his frequent observations of third parties who's inappropriate/impractical/unjust actions/decisions/experiences have evoked and accumulated so much frustration that it has led the individual to berate their own species as an entirety.

But regarding what kind of character this individual is, i'd say they are the embodiment of prominent juxtaposition. They are a bit more insightful and persistent than the 'average joe', (that's not a jojo reference btw =.=) which I call this individual based on their colloquial mannerisms, but lost and confused.

Their insight stems from this very paragraph alone, in that they are able to coherently demonstrate the complexities of humanity. Not all of it, but the important ones at least. From fictional texts I've read, such a mentality usually doesn't coexist with their form of speech, but in their case it does :/. The first colliding opposites embodied.

While likely disoriented as to why they should retain their humanity and in which direction to take in order to accomplish this, they still go about retaining their humanity even against the tiresome and troubling predicaments that they will face if it will lend them a brighter future of themselves comfortably adapting to humanity. Also, venting is well-known for being a viable method to get over one's issues and enable them to, MOVE FORWARD. They seem lost, but they have a goal. Dunno where they should go, but they understand moving ahead of their current issues is key.

The source of this persistence could even portray this individual as being more optimistic then they appear, which really goes against their seemingly despairing statement. They are still quite hopeful :)

Anyway, that's what I think. I'm no philosopher, nor am I an academic genius of any sorts. But it's an opinion from an otaku which I hope you enjoy
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It's good. Still, don't know what story I should put this character in. I guess any story but I want the character to either be main or supporting.
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