Inspiration for Writers!!
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The Bible has a TON of different people, all of whom God uses for many different purposes. Each of these people is different, and their stories, and traits can be looked to for inspiration for creating characters in quiblonian or any other stories!
The Bible also has references to many other aspects of conflict, plot, characterization, setting, and mood.
I will be posting a new element of literature in these stories.
Esther 4:15-16 The Heroic Character
This Bible verse can be an inspiration for the hero of a story. Notice how Queen Esther was willing to give up everything- including her life for her native people: the Jews.
At this point in history, Esther, a regular girl, and an orphan, has become queen. (Notice that in many novel, the hero is a normal person, who rises to power, not someone who already has it) Haman, the evil king's adviser, has created an order to destroy the Jewish people.
Queen Esther is Jew, and so is her adopted father Mordecai, (Also, a lot of the heroes in books have a loved one in danger, or something tragic has happened like the death of a family member- Esther has both), so both of them are going to be killed.
Queen Esther, shows tremendous courage, by her decision to go to the king, even though it is technically against the law. She is willing to put her life on the line, for those she doesn't even know, but is connect to through her heritage.
SO, when you are a creating a hero in a story or novel, or anything really you can look to Queen Esther for inspiration. She is the perfect model because she is strong, wise, brave, courageous, confident.
She is willing to risk everything to save those she loves. She is willing to give her life to save her people.
Sound like the kind of hero you want to have in a story?
Ex: (Each chapter, i will be putting an exert from a story idea that i have. The story is about a Dystopian government, and a guy named James, and of course the people around him. Hopefully these exerts will put the characterization ideas into practice for you)
James was having trouble concentrating. He knew what he had to dc, and it wasn't a hard choice to make, but acting upon his decision was near impossible. He had, of course, been living in the shadow of the rebellion for over a year now. His speaking and leadership skills were fine-tuned, but choosing to become an officer in the uprising could cost him everything- including his life.
If The Dictator captured him, he would be interrogated, beaten, tortured, and killed. There would be no escape this time.
James could feel the fear building up inside him, but he shoved it aside. The people NEEDED, him, and he knew it. James had the potential, and the ability to lead the uprising against the horrible dystopian government that had control over the people for too many years.
Then he thought about Leila. His lovely Leila. She did not know of the rebellion. She only knew that he was safe. What would she do when she found out about the rebellion? She knew nothing besides the world- the dystopian world, that she was born into. Would she hate him? Would she fear for him?
The fear that he could lose his love made him want to question his decision. No. He would do this. He would stand up for all the people being suppressed.
James gathered up his courage, went to the leader of the rebellion's secret underground office, and handed in the permission form, that gave him the title of Captain.