If you are an avid reader of fantasy and/or science-fiction, have you noticed this somewhat glaring problem?
Because to me it feels like rich character with high or very high political status or just your average rich person, a sorely limited whereas non-rich people are not…that much.
The problem is that when it comes to the main character being of royal background or of wealthy background, their story’s goal and motivation along with character goals and motivation is pretty much the same.
Then it gets to a point where you have to make the MC a non-rich/non-royal person, even though you don’t want to go that route.
Some fantasy or science-fiction stories with royals or rich MC’s break away from the common tropes, cliches, and themes, but in some odd way they still follow it just differently.
Doing the same thing just differently is still doing the same thing regardless!
Maybe I am reading WAY TOO into this, but I have royal characters who I would like to do something differently for my of my stories. Yet for Red Reign, Jorildyn, is a rich heiress who joined the Knighthood Federation to become a knight, but she is starting from the bottom with non clear direction till the story starts to pick up and shit will begin to hit the fan really bad.
Yet Jorildyn reason is somewhat like everyone else far as rich characters.
She didn’t leave her rich family, she just wanted to be a Knight and do a bit of her own thing.
She does have some slight ambitions, that I haven’t touched yet.
Anyway, what are your thoughts and feelings on this?