"Drama, instead of telling us the whole of a man's life, must place him in such a situation, tie such a knot, that when it is untied, the whole man is visible."
I love reading books that succeed in revealing the main character's divine nature... but only gradually, or at the end. After battles, fierce gales, humiliations, pummeling of all kinds, the soul is found. At least I hope and cheer for it. It gives me hope. We all have our battles. Doesn't it help to believe they will make us more, somehow?
A few Battlers from my Goodreads Bookshelf:
What can you throw at your main characters to make them more complete? To reveal the strengths they are meant to wield? Who are your favorite battlers?