posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 12:11 PM
a reply to: Blue Shift
It's really shallow if you think about it. It also argues for poor teaching of literature. One of the reasons stories resonate is that they speak to
us. Most of us were never young teenage Italians like Romeo and Juliet, but that play endures.
If we can only enjoy a thing because the protagonist looks like us, then we had craptastic literary teachers who never taught us other ways to connect
with the text and main characters of any given story.
Interestingly enough, I found Black Panther entertaining and a reasonably good movie while I failed to connect with Captain Marvel at all. I have zero
demographically in common with T'Chala and I should have had almost everything (even hair and eye color) in common with Carol Danvers, but I found her
uncompelling and her story dull. T'Challa on the other hand had an entertaining journey. Among other things, he fell prey to overconfidence and lost
and had to recover from the defeat.
That makes for interesting story, and it's an experience I've had myself, so I could relate.
edit on 24-6-2020 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)