Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Analyzing White Characters

 ... that wouldn't work as people of color.  Fascinating.

I've got one.  Chris in Schrodinger's Heroes  only works as a good ol' boy because he's white, and as such, he makes a terrific contrast to the very mixed remainder of the cast and also to his obnoxious relatives.  Now granted, I set things up that way after  I rolled his ethnicity and gender, because I saw how useful that would be.  But it still plays into the characterization far more than usual.
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