Character Study: Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)

It is what it says it is. I've tried to make this as reader friendly as possible, so give it a read if you feel like having your mind blown.



I need a serious distraction, and creative writing isn't helping. So I thought I would do something non-fictional. (Crap, I am listening to the saddest song ever as I'm writing this xD Lemme switch it off...) Now, if you've read my Divergent: Literary Analysis, this will be something like that. I know that some of you requested that I do The Maze Runner, The Fault in Our Stars, and that other one...


The City of Bones!


I'm going to be honest here - I am sick of YA fiction. Particularly, dystops. I mean the Hunger Games was amazing, and I love theories about how the world will become a more heartless place than it already is - but, just like vampires, if you over-do it, you've over-done it! I'm sick of the repetitive symbolism, the disguised plagiarism, the gaping holes in the plotlines, the cliché romances. I mean, I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars and (frankly) I probably would cry - but come on, okay? You can't glamorise depression and anxiety like that and then expect me to say it was an amazing book because it made me cry. And there are just so many positive fantasies that would be negative things in real life. I mean, how many guys would memorise your favourite line in your favourite book because they like you? I'm not saying it's impossible - but I am saying you're looking for a... thread of hair in a haystack. It just gives you unrealistic expectations in relationships.


(This isn't even about YA fiction and now it's about YA fiction...)

Moving on.


Um... I'm aware that not many gamers are around here, and even fewer of you have played FarCry 3 (as far as I know and from what I can see). And It's a shame, because I feel like video games are something not really spoken about around movellas - and, dare I say it, possibly even tabooed - but FarCry 3 definitely houses some of the most interesting characters I've come across.

Vaas Montenegro is the most complex character I have ever come across in any fictional universe.

I can't think of a more or even equally complicated character. Although, if I might point it out, he does take me back to one scene in Hamlet - where Hamlet pretends to be insane and says “Words, words, words”? I'm not sure why, but that's as close I'm getting to a relatable character.




I'm going to try and make this as reader-friendly as possible. I'm going to see if I can deliver Vaas to you, without having to explain the whole plotline of FarCry 3 (although *incoming advertisment* if you want some background and you're 16+, I would recommend that you watch 'The FarCry Experience', it's about 30-minutes long on YouTube. I guarantee, you won't regret it. Alternatively, you could also check out FarCry3: Loved Ones - which is written by yours truly). I will also censor the swearing, because it is a bit much, and I'll probably rate this a Y - just in case - but I'll still be aiming to make this as G as possible.


Because, come on, it's non-fiction. Who rates non-fiction Y?


So, yeah. And I'm not even going to try to be formal. I think we can all agree that me doing formal is like a politician calling a spade a spade - in other words, extremely rare. So, enjoy, and leave a like, leave some comments. There probably won't be that many of you into this, but eh, that's okay.

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