Z=Zero to Hero

Last post of the season, with Z, I want to talk about zero t hero phenomenon. We are delving in romance novels again today. There is this guy who is nothing—a stable boy, a helping hand, a nobody—and then suddenly they are handed over a company and they are able to perform exceptionally well in these companies.

Forget the fact that they have no idea about how the companies are run. Forget that they have not acquired sufficient qualification yet, but they end up making just the right decision and be at the top. I feel so sorry for all those people who have spent midnight oil in studying and working to reach that position.

I am not against rich and successful heroes, but I am against characters who have to do totally no journeys. They just get a chance, and they become successful. I read about such characters and I am like murmuring, “Oh, do you know that being a successful person involves more than flying from one place to another, more than merely talking on phone.” I know novels are not supposed to show the strategic plans for companies, but something should at least be shown to showcase that the character has worked to reach that place. Mere zero to hero situation does not satisfy me as a reader.

With this, I have discussed 26 things that I relate to or do not relate to in the books. The consolidated post of my learnings will come up soonish. Thank you for traveling with me in this challenge.

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