Another Perspective: Telling the Hero’s Story Without the Hero
Can a YA story be effectively told through the lenses of side characters that typically exist to further the main character’s plot? What gives a side character agency? How do you make a hero without ever getting close to them through the narrator? This Honors Project seeks to answer those questions through a YA-style novella in which four different "side characters" tell their stories, and the hero's point of view is never followed.
Dr. Heath Diehl
First Advisor Department
Second Advisor Department
Hopper, Renee, "Another Perspective: Telling the Hero’s Story Without the Hero" (2020). Honors Projects. 506.