Titus Andronicus, Sweeney Todd, Arya Stark:
All place human flesh in meat pies
While seeking vengeance for loved ones.
Jenna Rink, Mike O' Donnell, Josh Baskin:
All wish for their age to change
So they can find a sense of fulfillment.
Mary Jane Watson, Bella Swan, Snow White:
All irritating damsels in distress
Who hardly ever fend for themselves.
Po Ping, Elle Woods, Rocky Balboa:
All individuals underestimated in their fields
That end up coming out on top.
Constantine Bates, Mrs. Gump, Sairy Morey:
All incredibly nurturing mother figures
Who influence their main characters' personas.
Where is the originality?
Now, don't misunderstand me;
I enjoy most of these characters immensely.
And I also realize that all these characters,
While very similar at their core,
Have distinct personality traits that make them all their own.
But why do writers limit their imaginations
And stick to character tropes that we have seen
Time and time again?
Do they not trust us to handle anything deeper?
Or have they simply run out of new ideas?