Character Question: How Does Your Character Hide?
After reading this excellent article on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (seriously, go read it, it’s awesome!) I thought this may be an interesting question to pose/prompt:
Does your character do anything that they’re trying to hide from someone? Why do they hide it? How do they hide it from other people? Do they engage in an elaborate ruse to throw people off or pretend to be another person entirely? (as is the case with Dr. Jekyll.)
Another interesting thing to think about:
At the very end of the novella, there is a letter written by Dr. Jekyll where he tries to, in a way, justify his crimes (Jekyll is probably one of the most excellent examples of an unreliable narrator that I’ve ever seen. There is no Edward Hyde. It is simply Jekyll in a form where he can revel in his desires, unafraid of scrutiny.)
Write a letter or piece where your character tries to justify whatever they are hiding from someone else/society in general. For example, one of my characters (Michael) is a serial killer, so I would be writing a letter where he would be trying to justify that fact to someone else. You could even try to throw in a bit of unreliable narration, too.
Hope you guys like this one!