Most of us are too busy to get bored and jaded. And that’s probably a good thing. When you have to work for what you want, and you have goals, life seems to be more interesting. That might not be much comfort when work gets really hectic or you go through a financially difficult time. But having everything isn’t all it might seem to be on the surface.
Just a quick look at crime fiction is enough to show that being jaded can lead in all sorts of dangerous directions. And for the crime writer, jaded people can also form an interesting contrast to a determined protagonist. Little wonder we see this sort of character in a lot of crime stories.
There’s a very interesting jaded character in Agatha Christie’s Five Little Pigs (AKA Murder in Retrospect). Carla Lemarchant hires Hercule Poirot to find out who killed her father…
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