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    Chess reference

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by colorthemap, Mar 13, 2011.

    Simple question do you consider referencing characters in stories as a chess board is cliche?
     
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    Not if they really do look like a chess board.
     
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    I don't think it is, as long as you don't overdo it, but I suppose it depends on exactly how you do it. Maybe you care to provide slightly more detail?
     
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    Do you mean chess pieces for names?
     
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    I think it would depend on the character and how they view the world. Even if its cliche, I don't think its one that isn't far from reality. Some people view the world like a giant chess game.
     
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    I love chess, so no ^^
     
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    I think I know what the OP means. lol It might be a little cliche but if you don't overdo it, I don't see it as a problem.
     
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    Could we get some more detail from the poster? I don't really understand what he means from the original post. Or if anyone else understands, can they explain?

    Thanks
     
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    I'm confused myself. You mean like having two characters playing chess? Or having someone refer to someone else as a chess master and he/she's moving the peices (being metaphors for people) to further his/her own personal goals?
     
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    Only if one of the characters is named Death.
     
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    No. If it is a natural part of the story and not forced, why not use the technique?
     
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    What I ment to show was that many times books state that people are simply pawns on a chess board controlled by a greater force.

    Profoundly spelled out in the first "Harry potter novel".
     

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